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SANTA CRUZ—Crafting a Future of Resilience Beyond Borders: Embroidery Workshop
January 2, 2020 @ 6:00 am – 9:00 am
SANTA CRUZ—Come and participate in this hands-on craft-based workshop with Visiting Artist Karina Monroy, applying traditional embroidery techniques to explore themes of identity and resistance. A
Thursday, January 2 2020, 2–5 pm
The Hub for Sustainable Living
703 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Metered and nearby 2hr parking available.
About the “Crafting a Future of Resilience Beyond Borders” Series
These workshops aim to frame culture and tradition as artistic modes of resistance, protest, and cultural survival skills. How do we respond to urgent massive migration concerns? How do we project ourselves into a future that threatens cultural extinction? Through traditional Mexican kite-making and drawing from traditional Mexican embroidery skills, we seek to address these questions and more. The act of making in this workshop embodies the spirit of activism, peaceful protest, and the celebration of cultural resilience. By making and flying kites and embroidering visual language of resistance we will protest together against the detention center deaths of immigrants at the hands of the current administration; the separation of children and youth from their families by the government; the fear and hatred that has been constructed around immigrants. And at the same time we will use traditional crafting skills as means to empower cultural resilience for future and current generations in the face of political, cultural, and ecological threats to our communities.
About the Artist
Karina A. Monroy uses traditional embroidery techniques combined with painting and drawing as a tool for story telling and creating community and connection amongst Latina women and femmes. Highlighting the domestic life of women in Latinx/Chicanx culture in her work, Karina seeks to honor the artistic skill, knowledge and undervalued feminine labor of her antepasadas. For about Karina’s work visit karinaamonroy.com.
This project is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.