Please note: this free event will be held on Zoom. Registration is required. Register for the Democracy Knitting Circle. The event is part of our Fall Conference 2020.
Knit Democracy Together is a modern take on historical knitting circles like those that supported the abolitionist and suffragist movements. Knit or crochet pieces of a state capitol sculpture while discussing contemporary political issues via Zoom. Individual pieces will be assembled into a finished whole by artist Eve Jacobs-Carnahan.
At a time when people are losing confidence in government, this project creates a positive model of democracy. We’ll talk about innovative ways to finance election campaigns, hear how cities and states are reducing candidate reliance on private campaign money, and learn how these measures re-connect elected officials with their constituents and make government more accountable.
Use your own yarn or request a kit from Vermont Humanities. Instructions for knitters and non-knitters at https://knitdemocracy.org/makeblocks/