California, United States
“These art pieces were inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement. We cannot have peace while racist systems are being built and upheld by those with privilege. The art is a call to awareness and action. It is up to us to band together and create an equitable society and advocate for all oppressed demographics.“
Stephanie Valencia is a director of programming for Social Justice Sewing Academy that includes planning and scheduling workshops, exhibitions and more. She has her BA in criminal justice from Weber State University and works with the probation and parole population in Napa County, CA. She also engages in teaching and leading workshops with young people and facilitated the amazing workshop that created the community quilt entitled ‘Reparations.’
DAILY PEACE ACTION
Commit to unlearning and relearning America’s History through a Social Justice Lens. Create inclusive places for people of color.