Please join us Sunday March 18, 2018 from 2-5pm for a Stitch & Fix by Angela Davis Fegan.
Please join us for tea, snacks and chat at 2pm – The session begins at 3pm.
This session will be an affinity space for black-identified people. We ask our allies to refrain from attending.
‘Up-cycle’ your formerly on trend clothing items and fabric scraps into handsewn demonstration. Join us to commiserate over the city council and contribute to an ad hoc database of their misdeeds! Transform your former clothing item into a public document of resistance. Learn about the text hierarchy and color theory that goes into making a seductive text object. You do not need to know how to sew. You have something to contribute, if you know it or not. Together we will not give into fear or silence.
Angela will be joined by Dr. Linda Rae Murray, a retired medical professional, long-time Chicagoan and lifelong activist. Dr. Linda Rae Murray will share her firsthand knowledge on Chicago’s political history.
About Angela Davis Fegan:
Angela Davis is a native of Chicago’s South Side whose previous body of work was focused on voicing concerns specific to a feminist queer population in public space. Angela is shifting focus to address resistance to local oppressive institutions and legacied politicians using sewing, a form of production largely associated with “women’s work” that rarely dominate a large public space. Angela will be creating textile pieces in response to the misdeeds of local politicians.
About Dr. Linda Rae Murray:
Dr. Murray has spent her career serving the medically under served. She has worked in a variety of settings including practicing Occupational Medicine at a Workers Clinic in Canada, Residency Director for Occupational Medicine at Meharry Medical College, and Bureau Chief for the Chicago Department of Health under Mayor Harold Washington. Dr. Murray worked as Medical Director of the federally funded health center serving Cabrini Green Public Housing Project in Chicago. Dr. Murray has been an active member of a wide range of local and national organizations including serving as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for ATSDR, the Board of Scientific Counselors for NIOSH, and the Board of Directors of Trinity Health (a large Catholic Health system).
Today she continues to practice as a voluntary general internist one of County’s health centers and is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois School of Public Health. She serves on many local and national boards including the Chicago based Health and Medicine Policy Research Group. She remains passionate about increasing the number of Black and Latino health professionals and serves on the Urban Health Program Community Advisory Committee at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Murray is devoting the rest of her career to being an enthusiastic full time trouble maker. She has been a voice for social justice and health as a basic human right for over fifty years.
Again, this session will be an affinity space for black-identified people. We ask our allies to refrain from attending.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no ID or minimum age requirements.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We are one block from the California Pink Line Station and the 94 and 21 buses. All car parking is by permit only on our block.
What can I bring to the event?
Please bring clothes you are comfortable to move in and the energy to talk and move with a group of people.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.