Tuesday, May 7 and May 14
7pm - 9pm
A community-engaged project adapts Diana Taylor’s concept of the archive and the repertoire to consider the challenges of archiving activist movements.
In 6 sewing circles, organized by Syrus Marcus Ware, a community of participants will produce a quilted banner that narrates histories of Black activism in Toronto.
The circle will provide a space to discuss liberatory politics and struggles for self-determination. While sharing strategies and memories, participants will visually document key moments in this history through collaborative textile work.
The project also tackles the invisibilized labour of women and trans people in activist movements, putting feminized labours such as banner making in the spotlight.