Podcast Makers Meet-Up Featuring, Lisa Woolfork of “Stitch Please”

Date: 05/01/2023

Time: 5:30 pm

The next Podcast Makers Meet-Up is coming up on May Day, downstairs at WTJU, on 2244 Ivy Road. The Meet-Up is open to the public and will feature guest speaker, Lisa Woolfork, creator of Stitch Please Podcast.

You can also Zoom in to the Meet Up via this link: https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95640844583?pwd=UUs3b0ZlWTliNVFRZzFUbjNMSytFUT09

Lisa Woolfork is a sewist, podcaster, community organizer and scholar. She is the founder of Black Women Stitch, the sewing group where Black Lives Matter. She is also the host/producer of Stitch Please, a weekly audio podcast that centers Black women, girls, and femmes in sewing.

In the summer of 2017, Lisa became a founding member of Black Lives Matter Charlottesville. This group protested against the white supremacist insurgency that had taken hold of the Virginia city. She organized in a variety of ways including nonviolent direct action, working with a bail fund for activists, sewing for a creative arts team, and co-founding a media collective.

A fourth-generation sewing enthusiast, she has spoken about the connections between Black liberation and craft for the Smithsonian’s African American Craft Summit, the Modern Quilt Guild, the Center for Craft, Architectural Digest and more. Her work interrogates boundaries between art and craft, social justice and liberation. Practicing the unlikely but not unprecedented mix of needle arts and Black liberation, Woolfork’s sewing and quilting practice operates alongside her scholarly inquiry as an Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia. Woolfork offers courses in the fields of Black literary and cultural studies.

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