A national art project that looks to honor sexual assault survivors will unfurl in Baltimore over the weekend. On Wednesday night, a town hall will explore survivors’ stories.
The Monument Quilt is set to arrive in Baltimore on April 10 for its largest display in the nation to date. From 12-5 p.m., the quilt will cover North Ave. between Howard and Charles St. The squares of the quilt spell out “Not Alone.” Launched by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, the quilt is designed to be a monument to the survivors of rape and domestic violence. Among the speakers, four Democratic mayoral candidates are expected to appear at the event.
“By removing stigma, silence, and the culture of shame and blame through art, we can create cultural and policy change in the US,” said Rebecca Nagle, co-director of FORCE. “Our hometown of Baltimore is an outstanding model of how cities can mobilize support for rape and domestic violence survivors.”
On Wednesday, April 6, a town hall event is set to give voice to the survivors’ stories, and feature time to talk about addressing the issue of domestic violence in breakout sessions. That event is set to run from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the University of Baltimore Business Center auditorium. MICA’s Fred Lazarus Center is also set to host an aritst talk about the project on April 13 from 7-9 p.m.
This post was updated on April 8 to account for the activation of the rain date plan for the Monument Quilt display.
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