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Bring Up the Banner Project
May 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Local youth ages 10-18 years old, along with adult support, will take part in conversations and journaling in reflection on what advocacy is. Register here.
Motivated by the belief that the needle is not just an artistic medium but a tool for advocacy as well, Bring Up Banner Project leads conversations and art-making inspired by our current world. Creating and making banners is a way for community members to resist what is happening in the United States and in the world, cultivating silent protesting in a safe and positive way.
What does it mean to them as young people, and how do they view it in their communities. Discussing and reflecting on these topics, youth will then define one area of advocacy that’s important to them, examples of this could be topics of race, gender, equality, being kind, religion, class, and or self-acceptance.
After these reflections on advocacy, youth will then learn to design, cut, sew, and paint their own 2ft x 4ft fabric banner with the use of a sewing machine. Through text, colors, patterns, and symbols, participating youth’s banners will reflect their topic of advocacy, showcasing what they stand up for.