Women of Color Quilters Network and Textile Center announce call for quilts to be part of We Are the Story, a multi-site initiative of quilt exhibits and community events in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota late summer/early fall.
The brutal death of George Floyd, by a white police office in Minneapolis, MN, has inspired worldwide multicultural protests over racial injustice which is unprecedented in scope.The nation is in the midst of a defining moment that could inspire societal shifts and set a precedent for where we’ll be in the next 100 years.
This exhibition considers the challenges faced by African Americans–challenges compounded with experiences of class, gender, poverty, and racism and police brutality–as they continue the struggle for racial equity and social justice. The exhibit will mark ahistorical narrative of visual expression stitched into quilts from the point of view of quilt makers, and help visually define a watershed moment of race in relations in America.
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414