Join artist Aram Han Sifuentes for this hands-on communal sewing workshop, learn the basic skills necessary to make protest banners on your own, and come together to support each other's voices. Sifuentes explains:
"Banners are a way for me to resist what is happening in the United States and in the world. It is a way to put my voice out there and not stay silent. I cannot be silent. However, as a non citizen and a new mother, I cannot always go to protests. And in these workshops I realized that there were many people who came because they needed to find a way to participate, resist, and speak up but also couldn’t always go to protests because they too were mothers, non citizens, undocumented- those who would be at great risk if caught up and arrested. My protest banner making workshops has become a place where people come together in solidarity through making. And making is, in and of itself, a form of resistance."
No prior sewing skills necessary and all supplies will be provided. Participants will be able to keep their banners or donate them to the Protest Banner Lending Library for others to use. Please note that participants should plan to attend the workshop for the full 3 hours.
Image Credit: Aram Han Sifuentes, Protest Banner Lending Library. Photo by eedahahm.