5.4 Million and Counting Stitch In

February 20, 2016 12-4 PM

Lauren Leone will be facilitating a craftivism workshop to support the 5.4 Million and Counting Project.

No experience necessary and all materials provided for you!

Please register through the Eventbrite page, and feel free to spread the word:

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 รข€” in partnership with the Textile Arts Center and the Center for Reproductive Rights รข€” 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 their own 10รƒ—10รข€ swatches with as many tally marks (รฅŒ) as they 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.