25 Million Stitches: One Stitch for Each Refugee:


25 Million Stitches: One Stitch for Each Refugee:
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282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472, US
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A global team of almost 3000 novice stitchers, artists, and activists brings awareness to the plight of the 25 million refugees around the globe with each and every hand-sewn stitch.

The Sebastopol Art Center will be hosting a week-long sewing circle to promote this global community art project to raise awareness of growing refugee crisis. The main event will be on Sunday, January 19th at the dining room of the Sebastopol Art Center from 11am to 4pm. The event is open to all age groups. All material and instruction will be provided followed by a short presentation on the refugee crisis and discussions of how to design one’s panel. The following week, from Tuesday 1/21 to Friday 1/24/2020, after-school sewing circles will continue at the Sebastopol Art Center from 3:30-5:30pm.

When the hand-stitched panels are returned to Sacramento, they will be assembled into an installation with the first names of all participants. The first full installation will be at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento in June 2020. Jennifer Kim Sohn, the founder of the project, believes stitching is a way for people to engage with the global crisis.

Admission is free to this event, which will take place at 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, California 95472.

You can organize your own sewing groups to raise awareness in your own communities.
Information about the project, including images of completed panels, is available on social media: #25millionstitches, #25millionstitchesproject

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