The Monument Quilt Stands With Tondalo Hall

Survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence are taking their stories to the steps of an Oklahoma prison this Monday to demonstrate how our criminal justice system not only fails, but actually imprisons survivors. Tondalo Hall is a survivor of domestic violence currently serving a 30-year prison sentence for “failing to protect” her child from […]

Support the Monument Quilt Today!

Support the Monument Quilt Today! Between May 25-June 25 2015, our goal is to raise $20,000 to help us continue to bring the Monument Quilt to communities across the US. We are more than halfway to our goal with a challenge gift of $10,000 from an anonymous donor and with over $3,000 in smaller donations! […]

The Monument Quilt Transforms

Many of us have followed the story of Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who has carried her mattress around campus for month to emphasize the great weight that survivors carry with them every day. She has called out for justice and action, even bringing her mattress across the stage at her recent graduation. Like […]

Seeking Justice for Domestic Violence Victims/Survivors through Public Healing Space

In Jacksonville, Florida, in 2012, Marissa Alexander was sentenced to twenty years in prison for firing a single warning shot in the air to protect herself and her nine-day old infant from her abusive husband. Florida’s infamous “Stand Your Ground” law which allowed George Zimmerman, a neighborhood vigilante, to murder Trayvon Martin, a Black teenager, […]

FORCE Artist Residency at Pelham

FORCE Artist Residency at Pelham is a two week residency with Pelham printmaking studio to produce a limited edition print, with themes focusing on consent and/or supporting survivors of sexual violence, to be exhibited in the FORCE Project Space during 2015 Artscape. And you’re invited to apply! Please note: Printmaking experience is NOT REQUIRED to […]

Bring The Monument Quilt To Your Town!

Displays of the quilt are a platform to uplift the work you do to build a culture of support for survivors of rape and abuse. The Monument Quilt mobilizes survivors across the country to stand together, resisting a one dimensional narrative about how rape and abuse happens, and who it affects. Displays can coincide with […]

The Monument Quilt Will Blanket Lawn at Towson

CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT DEMONSTRATION AT TOWSON WITH PUBLIC ART DISPLAY OF 450 SURVIVAL STORIES Rape is as common on college campuses as beer, football games and toga parties. The ongoing epidemic of sexual assault has been brought to the forefront over the last two years. The youngest students are often the most vulnerable: Female students […]

Monument Quilt Display at Johns Hopkins University

FOUR HUNDRED STORIES PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY In the U.S., one in five women are sexually assaulted while in college. Obtaining a degree in the U.S. actually increases women’s chances of being raped. Over the past two years, a national spotlight has brought this ongoing epidemic out of […]