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Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria: Embroidering for Peace and Memory

August 1 - August 31

| Free

Bordando por la Paz y la Memoria is made up of groups of citizens, women and men from all over Mexico and some cities abroad, who come together to embroider on white handkerchiefs the names and stories of victims in Mexico’s War Against Drug Trafficking. The handkerchiefs will be on display on the wooden towers August 1-31, in the cafe area. The stitched stories make visible the suffering caused by this war.

 

One handkerchief | One Victim | Stitch after Stitch | We Are a Voice of Needle and Thread that Is Not Silenced

 

Closing Reception and Sewing Circle

Join us in the café area on Sunday, August 27 (2-4 pm) to explore the handkerchiefs on display and sew your own. While supplies last, we will provide handkerchiefs, hoops and thread for participants to embroider their own memorial or message.

 

To embroider on sidewalk, stairs, gazebos, in parks and plazas of Mexico today has become a profound exercise of nonviolence, a direct action to promote peace. As the needle enters the fabric, [it] penetrates the social fabric. To embroider then becomes a moral weapon that weaves a victim’s story: It is resistance to the compulsion of war and encourages people to return to speak again.

~ Francesca Gargallo Celentani


Details

Start:
August 1
End:
August 31
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.library.pima.gov/

Venue

Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone:
(520) 791-4010
Website:
www.library.pima.gov

Organizer

Pima County Public Library
Phone:
520-791-4010
Email:
askalibrarian@pima.gov
Website:
http://www.library.pima.gov/