Jun 18th 2022

Join us for a social justice quilting workshop with artist Dorothy Burge. Using fabric, alphabet stencils, and fabric markers, Dorothy Burge will guide participants of the workshop through a series of steps that will allow them to create a social justice quilt patch that sends a positive message to survivors of police torture. The patches created can be donated to be included in an ongoing and interactive exhibition organized by the artist. In Dorothy Burge’s own words: “The purpose of the workshop is to provide a source of comfort to survivors; to honor their strength and to document the abuse. There are still many police torture survivors who are currently incarcerated and quilt making is a tool to continue to raise awareness and inspire action.”

Registration is required. Please email Ionit Behar at ibehar@depaul.edu no later than Monday, June 6, 2022 to sign up for this workshop.

Photo: Lakeside Quilting Guild

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities through its Envisioning Justice initiative and and by DePaul University’s Vincentian Endowment Fund.

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