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The Monument Quilt on Erickson Field

A public art display celebrating the voices of survivors

Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Erickson Field
The Monument Quilt is an on-going collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. Written, stitched, and painted onto red fabric, stories of survivors will be displayed on Erickson Lawn at UMBC to to create and demand public space to heal. The quilt resists the popular and narrow narrative of how sexual violence occurs by telling many stories, not one. The quilt builds a new culture where survivors are publicly supported, rather than publicly shamed. 

Additionally, we are excited that Tuesday's event will include photography from Maite H. Mateo. Based in New York, Mateo documented the portraits of Latina survivors in Queens, New York who made quilt squares to be added the the Monument Quilt display. Mateo's photography serves as visual representation that immigrant women often suffer higher rates of battering than U.S. citizens because they may come from cultures that accept domestic violence or because they have less access to legal and social services than U.S. citizens. For more information about her work, see the attached document. 
The Women's Center will be hosting a quilt making workshop from 4:30-5:45pm in the Women's Center. Survivors and secondary survivors are invited to attend this workshop to make a quilt square that will be contributed to the Monument Quilt. 

For more information on the Monument Quilt and Force, visit 

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please fill out this form.

The rain date is for this event is Thursday, April 19th.