This webinar will be an introduction of The Monument Quilt´s history, challenges, accomplishments, Latin@ community experiences and how people can implement this project in their own communities.
The Monument Quilt: a public healing space by and for survivors of rape and abuse. The Monument Quilt is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, our stories are displayed in city and town centers to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt resists the popular and narrow narrative of how sexual violence occurs by telling many stories, not one. The quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed.
Presenters: Lorena Kourousias, Lubia Nuñez-Montelongo & Mora Fernández - The Monument Quilt Leadership Team