Force: Upsetting Rape Culture is an art activist collective that works to upset the dominant culture of rape and promote a counter-culture of consent. We believe that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and we envision a world where every individual has final say over what happens to their own body. To promote this needed conversation, we create art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. FORCE is led by Saida Agostini, Hannah Brancato, and Shanti Flagg, creative educators, organizers, and activists in Baltimore, MD.
The Monument Quilt is Force's biggest active project. It's a collection of quilted stories from survivors of rape, abuse, and domestic violence. Survivors stitch, paint, and quilt their stories together and send them to us. We sew them into 8'x8' quilts and take them on tour around the country to create public healing space for survivors of sexual violence. The project is created by Force's 3 staff members, 17 volunteer Leadership Team members from around the country, and hundreds of volunteers who work in the studio every week.
FORCE operates out of a studio at the Motor House building on North Ave. Volunteers are always needed to help with basic studio maintenance, organization, sewing and prepping of materials, event setup, and many other tasks!
Studio hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 1-7PM, and Fridays/Saturdays 12:00-5:00pm.
Sewing experience appreciated, but not necessary.
- Social Media / Blogging
- People Skills
- Visual Arts
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
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