Tag Archives: Ben Blount

#SayHerName: The Women of the Witness Quilt

“We are all connected. If we are not really invested in helping each other, there is no hope for us. It’s about how our lives are all limited without having deep conversations and interactions with one another.” ~ Melissa Blount Women starting new lives in a new home or trying to get away from abuse. […]

Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt

“I see this quilt as an opportunity to create repair. When you have empathy, it is hard to do damage. We haven’t dealt with the idea of how we have dehumanized black folk.” ~ Melissa Blount On June 25, Evanston residents gathered for the unveiling of the Black Lives Matter Witness Quilt at the Frances […]