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“Beware: We Have Pointy Sticks and We Know How to Use Them!”: Craftivism in the Age of Social Media

Community discussion with Sandra Markus

For many craftivists, particularly for older women, activism was the continuation of a long legacy of protest, which often dated back over 50 years, yet for others, it was their first foray into activism, motivated by the misogyny and sexist comments that Trump had expressed during his candidacy. For many women, engagement with craftivist projects—for example, knitting the Pussyhat—was the bridge from civic expression to further political engagement and participation. 

Looking forward to the future of craftivism, this community has been engaging in a difficult and often ignored conversation about exclusion and inclusion. 

Join me to discuss where we have been as craftivists and where we are going.

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Earlier Event: June 6
Kids Club
Later Event: June 8
Beginner Knitting Part 1