Donna’s welcome message

01/22/2018

Donna’s welcome message

Welcome to Craftivism Camp 2018!

It’s been over a year since Trump was inaugurated and the GOP has been tearing apart families and tearing down norms in America. And it’s been a year of The Resistance slowing them down as much as we can. All year we’ve been protesting and making pussyhats, resist hats, welcome blankets, and many more projects to stand up for human rights and a world that’s safe and free for everyone.

Now that it’s 2018, it’s time to shift our focus—at least in part—from advocacy to getting out the vote. This is our chance to flip the House and the Senate, and get a majority in government who will work to impeach Trump and Pence and to prosecute everyone who conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 election.

While that’s the main focus, we’ll each still have our own passions and causes to work for. I’ll be focusing my activism this year on Black Lives Matter and immigration issues. Not because those issues will make my life better or worse on a daily level, but because I want to live in a country and world where all people truly are treated as equals.

You may choose to focus on issues such as women’s rights, the environment, universal healthcare, gun control, protecting Social Security and Medicare, freedom of the press, or something else. There’s so much to work on, we have to divide and conquer. Although we are all in this together, and we are stronger together, we can get help each other while at the same time finding our own focus for in-depth activism.

In this course, we’re going to dive into some fun and meaningful knitting projects and learn about other ways to use knitting to create change in our world, whatever our focus is. We’ll also look back into the history of crafts used for activism, and look forward to how we can continue to make a better world for the future.

Are you ready to resist in 2018?

We are stronger together,

Donna