Last weekend, we had a great time dancing, playing games and meeting up at the Not Alone Pre-party. Thanks to everyone who came out. The pre-party was designed to be a safe place to de-stress and energize participants who were planning on attending and/or helping set up the quilt display that took over North and Charles Avenues.
The monument quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of the stories of survivors and supporters of those who have experienced sexual violence. It’s a public place of healing and a testament to the strength of survivors.
The work of the ladies of Force and Monument Quilt is so vital. We have to continue to create these public spaces and dialogue around supporting the survivors of sexual violence and intimate partner abuse. We have to change our societal and cultural attitudes around violence. If you have not, find out more about how you can be part of this work at https://themonumentquilt.org.
Special Thanks to the Big Bean Theory and Sharon Imatellmuva for providing the venue and great atmosphere for the party!