Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist

Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist

Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network present an exhibition featuring 61 quilts curated by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi

Racism: In the Face of Hate We Resist builds on these narratives by sharing the stories of resistance and fortitude that have been integral to the survival of Black people in America. During this time, quilts from the other We Are the Story exhibitions are intended to be exhibited at  venues to be determined as part of a community-wide outreach initiative, providing an opportunity for our community to have one last comprehensive viewing as our community observes the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death.  

We Are The Story Series
This exhibition is part of We Are the Story, A multi-site initiative of quilt exhibitions curated by Carolyn Mazloomi, and presented by Textile Center & Women of Color Quilters Network. Other exhibitions include:

Virtual Artist Talk May 20, 2021 04:00 PM
Textile Center and Women of Color Quilters Network (WCQN) invite you to us for our culminating We Are the Story event. From May 19 through May 21, 2021, quilters from across the nation who are featured in the We Are the Story exhibitions will be convening in Minneapolis. This event will be live streamed from the Textile Center auditorium. Hosted by Curator Carolyn L. Mazloomi and Textile Center Executive Director Karl Reichert, the event will honor the release of the new book We Are the Story: A Visual Response to Racism by Paper Moon Publishing in partnership with Textile Center and WCQN, and will feature conversations with artists who created quilts for these exhibitions. RSVP Required.

The Book
Pre-orders for the book are now being accepted through Textile Center’s online Shop and will be available in Textile Center’s in-person Shop beginning May 19. The retail price is $40 (plus applicable tax).

Participating Artists:

  • Allyson Allen (Sun City, CA) – Enough 
  • Diane Gates Anderson (Union City, CA) – 8:46 
  • Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks (Wesley Chapel, FL) – The Fight Continues 
  • Ann Baldwin May (Santa Cruz, CA) – Let Us Breathe 
  • Ellen Blalock (Syracuse, NY) – Murder 
  • Annie Chen (Minneapolis MN) – Generational Talks 
  • Tambra Chisolm (Baltimore, MD) – Say Their Name 
  • Ora Clay (Oakland, CA) – Massacres 
  • Holly L Cole (Triangle, VA) – Don’t Shoot 
  • Laura Croom (Cleveland, OH) – The Black Lives Movement 
  • Carolyn Crump (Houston, TX) – Cracked Justice and Waiting to Have My Say 
  • Gloria Davis (Philadephia, PA) – Shirley 
  • Norma Dixon (Cleveland, OH) – How Life Slips Away 
  • Jane Dodge (Denver, CO) – 1619 and Brilliant Light  
  • Eileen Doughty (Vienna, VA) – Dancing in Spite/of Tear(s)/Gas 
  • Jacqueline Dukes (Cleveland, OH) – Ida B. Wells-Barnett 
  • Michelle Flamer (Philadelphia, PA) – Dear White People 
  • Jeanette Floyd (Gonzalez, LA) – Black Lives Matter 
  • Marjorie Freeman (Durham, NC) – Different Targets …Why? 
  • Zinda Foster (Seattle, WA) – The Threat Continues – Bite Back 
  • Lynette Gallon-Harrell (Seattle, WA) – The Letter 
  • Mimi Goodwin (St. Paul, MN) – We Rise Up Over and Around ALL Fences 
  • Edith Gross (Belle Chasse, LA) – Generational March 
  • Maude Haeger (West Chester, OH) – Icons of Despair  
  • Peggie Hartwell (Summerville, SC) – Ode to George Floyd    
  • Cheryl Willis Hudson (East Orange, NJ – Great Day the Righteous Marching  
  • Ingrid Humphrey (St. Augistine, FL) – Mother Akoben 
  • Christina E. Johnson (Philadelphia, PA) – Mama Floyd 
  • Maureen Johnson (Lakeville, MN) – Chaos in the City 
  • Gloria Kellon (Shaker Hts., OH) – Million Man March 
  • Sharon Kerry-Harlan (Wawautosa, WI) – Bloody Sunday 
  • Beverly Kirk (Oklahoma City, OK) – Black Lives Matter 
  • Evelyn Oliver Knight (Oklahoma City, OK) – Unnamed 
  • Viola Burley Leak (Washington, DC) – The Past Builds the Future/Black Lives Matter 
  • Betty Leacraft (Philadelphia, PA) – Nation Time 2020: Power and Protection from Racial Terrorism 
  • Lisa Longacher (Castle Rock, CO) – No Justice, No Peace 
  • Ed Johnetta Miller, (Hartford, CT) – I Have Lived With Injustice All My Life 
  • Deborah A. Moore Harris (Helotes, Texas) – American Legacy 
  • Sandra Noble (Warrensville Heights, OH) – To Serve & Protect & Murder 
  • Bobbe Shapiro Nolan (Eagle Lake, TX) – Flyover Series #5: Chains, Rope, Shame 
  • Mary Pinckney (Cleveland, OH) – When Will the Chains Be Broken? 
  • Ellaree Pray (Piscataway, NJ) – Urban Jungle 
  • Susi Ryan (Worchester, MA) – We are all Homosapiens 
  • Marlene Seabrook (Charleston, SC) – I Just Want to Get Home 
  • Ruth Smith (Aptos, CA) – Reckoning 
  • Carole Gary Staples (West Chester, OH) – Defeat Racism 
  • Lorrin Arrington Savage (San Antonio, Texas) – Pushing the Envelope 
  • Barbara Sferra (Cincinnati, OH) – Redlining 
  • Felecia Tinker (Columbus, OH) – Say Her Name 
  • O Jean Thomas (Austin, TX) – Black Lives Matter 
  • Deanna Tyson (London, England) – It Is History 
  • Fleuranges-Valdes Renee (North Charleston, SC) – The Colorism of America 
  • Mary Vaneecke (Minneapolis, MN) – White Silence is Violence (Collection of Mary and Steven Orfield) and Unraveling:  The Case for Reparations 
  • Brenetta Ward (Seattle, WA) – Sorrow, Grief and Righteous Rage 
  • Kathy Weaver (Chicago, IL) – Panopticon 
  • Trish Williams (Peoria, IL) – A Triptych of Evil – (See No Evil, Speak No Evil, and Hear No Evil)  
  • Trish Williams (Peoria, IL) – Stolen Girls 
  • Sauda A. Zahra (Durham, NC) – Count Us In 

 Image Credit: Detail from Dancing in Spite of Tear(s)/Gas, Eileen Doughty

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