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May 1 2020

The Breathing Room: Craftivism During a Pandemic

May 1, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Join us in the Breathing Room, a virtual place to unwind, heal, and find community.

May 1, 2020: Craftivism During a Pandemic

In this week's session, Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch will lead us in a discussion of how artists and crafters use their skills for social justice, in good times and bad. How can this work help us get through a crisis and find community? On the practical side, how do folks keep their arts and crafts businesses afloat during a pandemic?

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Shannon Downey, better known as Badass Cross Stitch, is a community organizer disguised as a fiber artist and craftivist. She blends her politics, activism, and art into projects that are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy and their community, and find some digital/analog balance. She is the instigator behind #RitasQuilt and @BadassHerstory.

She teaches at Columbia College and is founder of Seriously Badass Women.

Her life motto is: Make Art. Smash Systems.



Ramona Gupta

Date posted

Apr 20, 2020

Date updated

Apr 21, 2020