A Call to Action!
Walk in Support of Safety for Native Women on December 7!
On December 7, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Dollar General case. The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) and the Monument Quilt Project will join together in front of the Supreme Court carrying quilt squares of the Monument Quilt.
“NIWRC and the Monument Quilt Project will walk in support of safety for Native women and sovereignty of Indian nations,” said Cherrah Giles, Board President, NIWRC. “We ask everyone to join our effort to oppose Dollar General. Non-Indian corporations and sex predators must be held accountable. Race should not be a license to prey on Native women and children.”
“We invite those concerned about justice and safety of Native women to create a quilt square to share their support for justice and stories of survival,” said Rebecca Nagle, Co-director of FORCE Monument Quilt Project. “Contribute your quilt square to the growing Monument Quilt. Let us walk together on December 7 and call on the Supreme Court for justice for Native women and children.”
Join Us! Tell the Supreme Court “Shame on Dollar General!”
All quilt squares received opposing the Dollar General’s case will be carried on the day of the oral argument in solidarity with the national movement to end violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. Advocates, survivors, tribal leaders, national allies, and others will carry the quilt squares as they walk in front of the Supreme Court calling for safety for Native women.
Mail your quilt square by December 1, 2015, to:
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, Shame on Dollar General Campaign
2315 Homewood Ave., Baltimore, MD 21218
Please add a note stating the quilt square is being made to support Native women in the ”Dollar General case.”
The Monument Quilt
The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse. By stitching our stories together, we are creating and demanding public space to heal. The Monument Quilt is a platform to not only tell our stories, but work together to forever change how Americans respond to rape. We are creating a new culture where survivors are publicly supported rather than publicly shamed. For more information, visit www.themonumentquilt.org.