Please join MEET (Making Evanston Equitable Together) as we work to expand and highlight the Black Lives Matter movement here in Evanston. Recently our community was fortunate to have in our presence Seneca artist Marie Watt at Northwestern University's Block Museum. On two occassions she brought our community together around issues of equity through participatory sewing circles.
In that spirit, MEET wants to continue gathering our community to engage in social justice handwork activities and create what we are calling a Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt. We want to honor and draw attention to the lives of Black women and girls lost to violence in Chicago by incorporating their names into our community quilt.
We will gather at 1100 Florence, a new art event space in Evanston owned by Lisa Degliantoni and Dave Ford. The current show, Recollection, by artist Ben Blount, deals with themes of race, culture, and identity. This inspiring work will be the perfect backdrop for our project.