Do you enjoy making things with your hands? Do you also wonder why we don’t see more toys that represent historical figures of color? Learn the basics of hand-sewing and learn more about influential women of color: Sojourner Truth, Shirley Chisholm, and Kamala Harris! You will not only get to learn about historical figures you may not otherwise encounter, you will also make something tangible and lasting. For anyone without sewing experience, the process will help you get outside of your comfort zone and learn to practice patience. Participants will independently research these women prior to our last session so that we can conclude the class with a group discussion: What changes have taken place in our society from Sojourner to Shirley to Kamala around equity and race? What would a conversation among these women look like? What role did each of these women play? What changes still need to happen? How can toys and books help us get there?
Fee includes all necessary materials – a cut and sew your own doll fabric panel, 4 ounces of polyfil, a bobbin of thread, hand-sewing needles, and pins. Two Saturdays: 9/18 and 9/25.