STITCH IN for reproductive rights + Fri 2/26 5-8p

Eliza Fernand will host a stich-in for reproductive rights as part of artist Chi Nguyen's activist project, Draw the Line: 5.4 Million and Counting. Come embroider for reprodcutive rights in Texas, and have your work become part of a quilt to be used at the Supreme Court rally on March 2nd, 2016.
All materials and intruction will be provided by Eliza, there is no cost, and you are welcome to drop in for any amount of time.

ABOUT THE PROJECT:
On March 2nd, 2016, the United States Supreme Court will hear the most important reproductive rights case in almost 25 years. The decision will determine whether Texas can shut down nearly all abortion care providers in the state and prevent 5.4 million women of reproductive age from accessing the healthcare they need.

Using craft as activism, artist Chi Nguyen — in partnership with the Textile Arts Center and the Center for Reproductive Rights — is holding a series of stitch-ins to make physical the number of women whose right to safe and legal abortion is currently at risk. With each line representing an individual woman, the 5.4 Million and Counting project is only finished when all 5.4 million lines are embroidered.

The public is invited to Draw the Line by joining the embroidery process at the stitch-ins, or by sending in your own 10×10” swatches with as many tally marks (卌) as you would like to embroider. All swatches will be patched onto a larger quilt to be used at the Supreme Court rally on March 2nd, 2016.

Learn more here:

http://textileartscenter.com/blog/5-4-million-and-counting-embroidery-project-with-chi-nguyen/

http://www.drawtheline.org/challenge/