Crochet Bombing for Social Justice

Over many generations fabric art has played a major part in the lives of oppressed people. It has been used to express raw emotion and address issues of social justice.During this course we will discuss some of those methods and their historical impact, and how the installment of yarn bombs around Baltimore City is bringing to light things that still need attention.

Location
The Baltimore Free School
Instructor
BaltimoreFreeSchool
Part of
November 4 Knowledge Exchange Day
Sessions
Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 2:00 - 3:30 PM
 
 

Over many generations fabric art has played a major part in the lives of oppressed people. It has been used to express raw emotion and address issues of social justice. At times it has been the only voice for people who weren't being heard. Their hurt, joy and stories have been passed along in beautiful works of art.

During this course we will discuss some of those methods and their historical impact. We will also explore the current day work of The Crocheting Doula (Lauryn Byrd) and how the installment of yarn bombs around Baltimore City is bringing to light things that still need attention.

Participants will receive their own mandala yarn bomb to be placed somewhere of importance to them and the opportunity to share their placement and purpose.

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Instructor Bio:

Lauryn Byrd, The Crocheting Doula, was introduced to crochet initially at the age of 6 by her mother. After her mother's death she went on to develop further crochet capabilities from grandmother and continued to pick up techniques and skills over the years. Began utilizing crochet skill for profit in early 20’s and continued to expand skill-set and tie in community outreach through her fabric art. Her passion for birth work developed during own pregnancy in 2010-2011. She participated in The Birth Well’s doula training in May 2013. Completed certification births in fall of 2013. She has continued to explore options to facilitate the birth of a program to service low income moms in the community.