Opening Thursday, December 6th, from 12PM - 3PM
Take a break from studying and join the Human Rights Lab and artist Rachel Wallis for a community quilting circle for Wallis’s new work Inheritance: Quilting Across Prison Walls. Inheritance Quilt is a collaboration with a group of women in Cook County Jail. In class, they have been writing, drawing and telling stories about the idea of inheritance – what was passed down to them in their families and what they want to pass down to their children and grandchildren.
During this three hour quilting circle, we will gather together to sew and embroider their designs and writing, while discussing the impact of incarceration on millions of families across the country.
No experience necessary. Lunch, snacks, and warm winter beverages will be provided!
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. For other accessibility needs contact Kirsten Ginzky: firstname.lastname@example.org
Inheritance Quilt is organized in collaboration with the Chicago Community Bond Fund and Love & Protect.