Frau Fiber and Faux Frau’s Lauren, Chantel and Judith, asked Zine Fest Attendees if they would like to “Mend America”, they distributed about 70 mend kits. Some production occurred on site and went home with participants.
Mend America Production:
Gretchen is sending her Mend America patch and hand written note as a thank you to Al Gore. Photo by Betsy
Faux Frau Judith, is sending her patch to Elizabeth Warren, as a thank you for her service.
SAIC student Alison Dowd, will send her patch to the Chicago Women’s Health Center, thanking them for taking care of and mending bodies in spite of our current administrations attempts to take agency away from women and trans individuals.
SAIC Social Fabrics Students, lead by Lisa Vinebaum undertook the Mend America Official Communications pledge, creating patches with “surface patriotism that will get their attention”, quote from Lisa.
An alternative to shopping on Black Friday, Frau Fiber hosted a Mend America stitch in. Knocking off an American Flag, Cutting Map pieces, and while contemplating the future of America.
The battle for NEA and NEH again.
Senator Kristen Gillbrand
780 Third Ave. Suite 2601 NY NY 10017
Thank you for supporting the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities by drafting the letter which highlighted the cultural economy. As you know the United States is a country of innovators and creative problem solvers, and we must continue to fight for this crucial funding, and try and gain more.
This letter was sent to the Senators listed below:
Thank you for supporting the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities by signing the letter written by Senator Kristen Gillbrand. The United States is a country of innovators and creative problem solvers, and the Federal Governments small support crucial.
I urge you to save the vital resources of the NEA and NEH, these the arts and humanities serve as drivers of innovation and economic prosperity. The US Bureau of Economic Analysis report that the arts and humanities sector is a $704 billion industry, accounting for 4.2 percent of the nation’s GDP. Isn’t continued investment in NEA and NEH proving to be a profitable pay off?
- Senator Dianne Feinstein
11111 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 915
LA CA 90025
- Senator Kamala Harris
312 N. Spring St.
LA CA 90012
- President Donald Trump
725 5th Ave
New York, NY 10022
I urge you to save the vital resources of the NEA and NEH, the arts and humanities are drivers of innovation and economic prosperity. The US Bureau of Economic Analysis reports the arts and humanities sector is a $704 billion industry, accounting for 4.2 percent of the nation’s GDP. Continued investment in the NEA and NEH is a proven pay off.
Frau Fiber visited Elon University, and asked students, faculty and staff to if they would like to Mend America. 25 participants made patches and took note cards to sending official communications.
Assistant Field Office Director Jorge Field
ICE – LA Field Office
300 North Los Angeles Street room 7631
LA CA 90012
You can help to Mend America, if you live the words from The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
700 ST. Lawrence Ave.
Janesville, WI 53545
Dear Mr. Ryan,
Planned Parenthood serves hundreds of thousands of people providing essential services, including birth control, gynecological care, and HIV and STD testing and treatment; no matter what, regardless of insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay. This is what MAKES AMERICA GREAT. Step out of your white privilege, separate your religion from your service to the people. Do not defund Planned Parenthood, unless you want to make America sick again