Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria @ Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Tucson [27 August]

Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria


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27
August
14:00 - 16:00

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Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N Stone Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria — Embroidering for Peace and Memory Installation
August 2, 2017 ~ August 30, 2017
Joel D Valdez Main Library

Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria is made up of groups of citizens, women and men from all over Mexico and some cities abroad, who come together to embroider on white handkerchiefs the names and stories of victims in Mexico's War Against Drug Trafficking. The handkerchiefs will be on display on the wooden towers August 2-30, in the cafe area. The stitched stories make visible the suffering caused by this war. More information can be found on the Joel D Valdez Main Library website.

«To embroider on sidewalk, stairs, gazebos, in parks and plazas of Mexico today has become a profound exercise of nonviolence, a direct action to promote peace. As the needle enters the fabric, [it] penetrates the social fabric. To embroider then becomes a moral weapon that weaves a victim's story: It is resistance to the compulsion of war and encourages people to return to speak again.»
~ Francesca Gargallo Celentani

One handkerchief | One Victim | Stitch after Stitch | We Are a Voice of Needle and Thread that Is Not Silenced

Closing Reception and Sewing Circle

Join us in the café area on Sunday, August 27 (2-4 pm) to explore the handkerchiefs on display and sew your own. While supplies last, we will provide handkerchiefs, hoops and thread for participants to embroider their own memorial or message.

for more info:
jennysmexico.blogspot.mx/2012/09/mexico-embroidering-for-peace-and.html
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