Saturday April 9
11-11:50 Room 5028
Rachel Wallis a self-taught crafter, print maker, fiber artist, and activist. She is currently studying in the MA of Social Practice program at Moore College of Art and Design. She is currently collaborating with the grassroots group We Charge Genocide on Gone But Not Forgotten, a community quilting process creating a memorial quilt for individuals killed by the Chicago Police Department. She is the co-founder of Craft/Work, an ongoing exploration of the relationship between art, craft and the way we value the things we make.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Gone But Not Forgotten is a community quilting project, documenting the names and lives of individuals killed by the Chicago Police Department.Join us in a series of quilting circles/peace circles taking place across the city in 2015 and 2016, as we sew together and discuss questions of transformative justice, police accountability, and community safety.
Gone But Not Forgotten is a collaboration between We Charge Genocide and Rachel Wallis. This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.