Black Hair Quilt Project

Date / Time

February 27, 2020

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

When it comes to Black women’s hair, the personal has long been political. Hair is also about community.

UIC’s Women’s Leadership and Resource Center and Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life invite Black women students to participate in a collaborative art project that explores the stories that Black women tell about their hair.

Over the Spring 2020 semester, each participant will work with a fiber artist to design and stitch an individual quilt square while learning about Black women’s quilting traditions and engaging in conversation about what love, joy, family, politics, trauma, fashion, and resistance have to do with Black hair.

The workshop sessions will be led by Dorothy Burge, African American quilter, fiber artist, Chicago community activist, and UIC alum.

Thursdays, 3:00-6:00pm
Dates: January 30, February 13, February 27, March 12, April 2, April 16, April 30

To sign up, email More info:

Refreshments provided.

WLRC’s suite is wheelchair-accessible and includes an accessible, all-gender restroom. The building has an elevator to reach the third floor. The front entrance to the building requires using a buzzer that is above many wheelchair heights. Please feel free to call us at (312) 413-1025 when you arrive for assistance with the front door. Please call or email us at a few days in advance for any other accommodation requests.

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