June 18, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sonoma Community Center
276 E. Napa St

2:00AM – 4:00PM PDT

Instructor:  The Social Justice Sewing Academy

Location: Room 110

Participants in the workshops design will quilt blocks that highlight their critique of issues plaguing their local or larger communities. All skill levels are welcome – you need not be an expert artist, sewist, or quilter.

Artist activists of the Social Justice Sewing Academy will walk you through the fundamentals of using image and story set in fiber to express your feelings about and experience with social injustice. Each participant can work on their own individual block.  You will be able to design, cut, and glue your block.

The Remembrance Project is a community art project that creates activist art banners, for local and national organizations to publicly display for solidarity, in the fight for social justice and remembrance of those lost to violence. The project remembers those lost to: authority violence (officer-involved shooting, police brutality, etc.), community violence (victims of gang violence, neighborhood or family, drive-by shooting, etc.), race (hate crimes, racially motivated, etc.), and gender and sexuality (violence against LGBTQ+, domestic violence, “missing, murdered Indigenous women,” etc.).


(Donations Accepted – $10, $15, $20, $25)

All Levels
Ages 13+

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Social Justice Sewing Academy

Social Justice Sewing Academy


Founded in 2017, the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) is a non-profit organization that aims to empower individuals to utilize textile art for personal transformation, community cohesion, and to begin the journey toward becoming an agent of social change. Prior to COVID-19, youth workshops and programs were at the core of the organization.Through a series of hands-on workshops in schools, prisons, and community centers across the country, SJSA used social justice and art education to bridge artistic expression with activism.  Many of our young artists made art that explored issues such as gender discrimination, mass incarceration, gun violence, and gentrification. The powerful imagery that youth created in cloth demonstrated their critique of issues plaguing their local and larger communities. These quilt blocks are then sent to volunteers around the world to embellish and embroider before being sewn together into quilts to be displayed in museums, galleries, and quilt shows across the country.