Story Quilts engages participants to share their truths from the patchwork of their lives, weaving stories creating a tapestry of reconciliation and resilience. Story Quilts provides a platform for LTA’s Arts Over ACEs Center (Adverse Childhood Experiences), to bring visual, craft and performance art together as a foundation to guide honest and open community conversations about systemic racism and social justice – leading to truth-telling and finding reconciliation in hopes of building more resilient people and communities.
The project's creator, Kathy Wade, feels that, “Like so many cities in America, Cincinnati needs to come together to have a collective conversation about race and racism that can help us confront our difficult truths and find a way forward – to chart a future that is defined by truth, justice, and healing. I believe Story Quilts can help us do this, and after the pain that so much of this nation felt during the Summer of 2020, I believe this project can help us put Cincinnati and other cities on a path toward healing - and meaningful action - in 2021.”
As an ArtsWave Master Artist Truth and Reconciliation commissioned work, Kathy Wade’s Story Quilts is part of the national Truth and Reconciliation pilot project in partnership with the Center for Community Resilience, George Washington University, and Joining Forces for Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
Story Quilts is made possible through the generous support of The Ralph V. and Carol Ann Haile Foundation, 7 Principles Foundation, ArtsWave, Metro, and the Center for Community Resilience at George Washington University.
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