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The Monument Quilt

Posted at 2:02 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 14:02:35-05

For the first time ever, The Monument Quilt, a public art project made by and for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, will be on national display as it blankets the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

In its largest display, this event is the culmination of five years of local, national and international organizing to have survivors and supporters create more than 3,000 quilt squares each 4’ by 4’. Spanning 2,000 feet, or four football fields, the Monument Quilt will spell out NOT ALONE and NO ESTAS SOLX (Spanish for “not alone”).

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend, on the Mall between 10th and 15th Streets. This event, from May 31-June 2, 2019 is the only time the Monument Quilt, organized by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, will be displayed in its entirety. FORCE is based in Baltimore and, in the coming months, invites the Baltimore community to stop into their studio in Motor House to help prepare for this historic event.

Learn more here.