The Monument Quilt by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an ongoing collection of stories from survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Not Alone Baltimore is a city-wide campaign in which messages of support for survivors will cover buses, bus shelters and billboards. A series of events hosted by partner organizations will highlight the intersections of sexual violence and issues facing Baltimore.
At the end of this 6-week campaign, the Monument Quilt will blanket North Avenue between Howard and Charles Street on April 10th. The day-long event will feature guest artist performances, workshops, and discussions. Also leading up to this display on North Avenue, from Fall 2015 - Spring 2016, we will host 50 workshops in locations across the city, in which people can create their own square. The quilt is building a culture where we publicly support, instead of publicly shame, survivors. Written, stitched and painted onto red fabric, our stories come together in highly visible places to create and demand public space to heal. The Monument Quilt resists a narrow and mainstream narrative by telling many stories, not just one.
The following organizations are working in alliance with FORCE and Not Alone Baltimore, through joint programming and in kind support: Station North Arts and Entertainment, Inc, Motor House, Baltimore Arts Realty Corporation, Strong City Baltimore, TurnAround, Inc, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Baltimore, Hollaback Baltimore, Free State Legal, the Family Arts Museum, and Baltimore Collegetown Network. The project is supported by Open Society Institute-Baltimore, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, PNC Bank, and Baltimore City Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice.
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