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Monument Quilt Display

United States > Washington, DC > US Capitol Building -- West Lawn > 2014-02-14 > 02:00

About The Event

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is hosting a display of the Monument Quilt on the West Lawn of the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC from 2-6pm on February 14th as part of One Billion Rising. The Monument Quilt is a crowd-sourced collection of thousands of stories from survivors of rape and abuse -- a platform to not only tell our stories, but work together to forever change how Americans respond to rape. We aim to create a new culture where survivors are publicly supported rather than publicly shamed. During the summer of 2015, the full quilt will blanket over one mile of the National Mall with thousands of fabric squares stitched together to spell “NOT ALONE.” By stitching our stories together, survivors and supporters are creating and demanding public space to heal. Through public recognition, the quilt reconnects survivors to their community. http://themonumentquilt.org/

About The Organization

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture

FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is a creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and build a culture of consent. We believe that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and we envision a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. To promote this needed conversation, we create art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking.

FORCE is most widely known for their viral panty prank, where they pretended to be Victoria’s Secret promoting consent themed slogans on underwear. More recently, FORCE tricked the internet into believing that Playboy had released an updated anti-rape party school guide dubbed, “The Ultimate Guide to a Consensual Good Time”. They have also received national attention for projecting“RAPE IS RAPE” onto the US Capitol Building and for floating a GIANT poem written by a survivor in the reflecting pool on the national mall.


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