Because we CAIR: Artwalk & Fundraiser
with Sarah Vilendrer, artist
Thursday, November 3rd 6-9 PM
At this month's Pioneer Square Art Walk, Velouria will be supporting local nonprofit The CAIR Project. The CAIR Project is the Northwest's abortion fund, helping people in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska choose their own futures. Learn more about CAIR on their website at cairproject.org. An installation by artist Sarah Vilendrer entitled ABORTION? ABORTION! ABORTION. will be up in our window and explores the varied abortion experiences of a wide array of women. Stop by this Thursday between 6 and 9 to visit with folks from CAIR as well as artist Sarah Vilendrer. We'll be offering folks three ways to donate to the CAIR project:
1. Velouria will be giving 10% of sales this evening to CAIR.
2. Everyone who donates directly to CAIR will get a 15% discount on their purchases on Thursday.
3. If you're far away, you can purchase online or donate to CAIR through their webshop and write "Velouria" in the note section during checkout. We'll give $10 to CAIR for every online donation they receive with "Velouria" written in the note section!
Please join us!
More about Vilendrer's installation: Curated for her museology master’s exhibition, ABORTION? ABORTION! ABORTION. contributes to the growing movement to alleviate abortion stigma through personal storytelling. The piece is comprised of 13 macramé panels of jute that is naturally dyed with logwood, a flowering tree native to the Yucatán Peninsula. The strands tie together 104 unique voices that represent the complex emotions and varied experiences of abortion. Stories were not edited or censured. They appear as they were shared with the 1 in 3 Campaign; 1 in 10 Blog; My Abortion, My Life; National Network of Abortion Funds; Our Bodies, Ourselves; and #ShoutYourAbortion. Special thanks to Jack Qu’emi Gutiérrez and the anonymous women who contributed stories directly.
As self-righteous politicians chip away at reproductive rights with legislation that disproportionally affects women of color and emboldens anti-abortion extremists to terrorize providers, it is imperative that we RAISE our voices, ERASE the stigma, and RECLAIM our right to abortion without restrictions.