Track 3: Beyond

5.4 Million and Counting: Craft as Activism


In June 2016, the United States Supreme Court will determine the most important reproductive rights decision in almost 25 years. Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will determine whether Texas can shut down nearly all abortion clinics in the state and prevent 5.4 million women of reproductive age from accessing the healthcare they need. The decision, likely to come down in June 2016, will impact over 266,000 AAPI women and 2.5 million Latina women of childbearing age.

The workshop is aimed to raise awareness for the Supreme Court case through craftivism by making physical the number of women whose reproductive rights are at risk. With each line representing an individual woman, the 5.4 Million and Counting project is only finished when all 5.4 million lines are embroidered.

All materials will be provided and all swatches will be patched onto a larger quilt to demonstrate the public’s support for safe and legal abortion.


Chi Nguyen

Chi Nguyen

Chi Nguyen is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York...

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