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What Does Solidarity Look Like? Radical Empathy, Visual Voice, and Collaborative Quiltmaking

Quilts are powerful expressions of history and a long-standing artistic practice within the African American tradition of storytelling. The visual voice offered through quilting is unique and necessary in our modern world. As technology streams graphic images of police violence, quilting is an art form that invites the viewer to construct, craft and chronicle black narratives creatively and with care. In this quilt design workshop, participants will hear from Chicago police torture survivors and explore what solidarity looks like through design activities that contribute to the making of a quilt honoring the lives of Chicago police torture survivors.

Workshop facilitated by Dorothy Burge. | A part of the Still Here: Torture, Resiliency and the Art of Memorializing exhibition.