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Knit Democracy Knitting Circle

Knit Democracy Knitting Circle Online

Knit Democracy Knitting Circle with Eve Jacobs-Carnahan

Like sewing feed bags, during World War II women “knit their bit” to sustain the country. Knitting for the troops was a nationwide effort, producing warm clothes for soldiers while motivating people at home to support the war. Today, knitters and crocheters support many causes with their crafts. Knit Democracy Together gathers people in online knitting circles to learn how to mend our electoral system.

At this virtual knitting circle, we’ll talk about obstacles to voting and distortions in the electoral process. You’ll learn about methods of voting, counting votes, and the impact of district design. You’ll deepen your knowledge and learn how to respond to misinformation

While discussing these issues, we’ll build with our hands by knitting or crocheting pieces of the NY State Capitol sculpture. You can use your own yarn or pick up a supply packet from the Rochester Central Library. The image shown is from a previous project. Register for the online knitting circle to reserve your spot and receive instructions. 

Here is a link to the Rochester Knitting Democracy page:  knitdemocracy.org/rochester-library/

You can Register using this link: https://mailchi.mp/c2851145247a/rochester-knit-democracy

You can pick up the yarn and instructions in the Art Division in the Rundel Building

Eve Jacobs-Carnahan makes knitted sculpture that starts conversations. Her artwork address our impact on nature and explores how our democracy functions. Knit Democracy Together is informed by her experience as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont where she handled election finance cases. Eve’s artwork has received regional and national awards and appears in Lela Nargi’s survey of knitted art, Astounding Knits! 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and Daring Feats. She is a 2020 recipient of a Public Art Learning Fund grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts. Eve holds a B.A. with honors in History from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont.

 

Date:
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Audience:
  Adults  
Online:
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Registration is required. There are 100 seats available.

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