Events and Programs

Craftivism 101

Date: Saturday, February 11

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Location: In-person at the library

Get acquainted with craftivism, learn to embroider, stitch something brilliant, and make friends —all in just 2 hours! Craft-based activism has been used as a tool of resistance, coalition building, and even espionage! Learn from Shannon Downey—a leader in the modern craftivism movement. She will provide an introduction to the history of craftivism and ways you can get involved in the modern movement. Shannon will then teach you how to embroider and have you stabbing it out in no time. She guarantees you walk away feeling better than when you arrived.

Age range: Adults and teens 14+

Registration is required as space is limited. Materials will be provided. Register at

About the presenter: Shannon Downey aka Badass Cross Stitch is an artist, activist, craftivist, community builder, and general instigator. She blends her politics, activism, and art into projects that are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy and their community, and find some digital/analog balance. Visit her website at