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Learning to Sew for Others in the Global Pandemic

June 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you ready to learn how to support your communities, frontline essential workers, and/or Auntie Sewing Squad in the time of COVID 19 and health inequities?

Pitzer Asian American Studies Professor Kathy Yep invites you to a workshop with Dr.Grace Yoo and her students (Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University). They will discuss contributing to their own underresourced and resilient communities and frontline workers through the Auntie Sewing Squad. As beginner sewers who learned to make masks, they will provide a sewing demo aimed at
– people with no or little experience with sewing and mask making
– who want to contribute for their communities
– who want to make masks frontline essential workers who have difficulty purchasing or making masks.

WHEN: Monday June 29, 2020
3:30 – 5 p.m. PDT

WHAT: Learn from SFSU Asian American Studies students about why they wanted to learn to sew for others and how to sew a mask either by hand or with a sewing machine.

WHO: Open to the general public. It is geared towards those new to sewing.

WHERE: Fill out survey to receive Zoom link and sewing pattern and list of materials needed for workshop.  https://forms.gle/QPxg2eBrZXDAWfWd8

COST: This event is open to the general public.

BACKGROUND:

THE EFFICACY OF MASKS IN COVID 19: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspa.2020.0376

WHO IS THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD?
“We are a group of self-sufficient volunteers giving our time, talent, materials and labor to sew, ship and deliver fabric masks to people who need them most. We help each other by sharing materials, patterns, sewing advice and moral support.”

WHO DO THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD MAKE MASKS FOR?
“We focus our efforts on frontline essential workers with an emphasis on MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS and those with budget constraints that make it difficult to purchase masks. We want our masks on the frontline as much as possible (hospitals, medical workers and essential workers in public spaces). We also support vulnerable communities with masks and equipment.”

HOW TO CONTACT: donorbox.org/auntie-sewing-squad
(IG: @auntiesewing);
FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2764362993676831/

REFLECTIONS:
Mutual Aid: Rebecca Solnit: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/14/mutual-aid-coronavirus-pandemic-rebecca-solnit

Farmer Workers and Masks: https://biofortified.org/2020/05/masks-farm-workers/

KCRW: Comedian Kristina Wong and Health Inequities
https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/press-play-with-madeleine-brand/lapd-protests-looting-mental-health/kristina-wong-masks

HEALTH (IN)EQUITIES:
COVID 19: TRACKING DATE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/ucla-releases-covid-19-dashboard-tracking-race-and-ethnicity/2375166/

SPONSORS: Pitzer Asian American Studies, Campus Life Committee, Juice summer series

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Tags:
Website:
https://forms.gle/QPxg2eBrZXDAWfWd8

Venue

Virtual Event
1050 North Mills Ave
Claremont, CA 91711 United States

Organizers

Kathy Yep
Juice

Other

For more information contact
kathleen_yep@pitzer.edu