25 Million Stitches: One Stitch for Each of the World’s Refugees – Women’s Art Project
Date: April 28, 2023
25 MILLION STITCHES – ONE STITCH FOR EACH OF THE WORLD’S 25 MILLION + REFUGEES
The world is in flight. 25 million + people across the globe have been forced to flee their homelands as a consequence of genocide, war, poverty, natural disasters, targeted violence, and other grave threats. They leave behind everything they’ve known and possessed in order to live; they face immense struggles, misfortunes, and perils on their journey; and, through it all, survival, much less successful resettlement, remains but the slimmest hope.
How does making 25 million stitches help refugees? We believe that this project is a way for us to engage with this global crisis instead of ignoring it. And even though no single stitch can fully represent an individual, the act of stitching and the resulting work will help bring attention to the scale of the crisis. Two objectives of the project are:
1. To engage as many people as possible to raise awareness of the global refugee crisis and
2. To amass 25 million stitches to visually represent the sheer volume of this astronomical figure of refugees.
Sacramento, California Art Installation