Knit Democracy Together is a modern take on historical knitting circles like those that supported the abolitionist and suffragist movements. Knit or crochet pieces of a state capitol sculpture while discussing contemporary political issues via Zoom. Individual pieces will be assembled into a finished whole by artist Eve Jacobs-Carnahan.
At a time when people are losing confidence in government, this project creates a positive model of democracy. We’ll talk about innovative ways to finance election campaigns, hear how cities and states are reducing candidate reliance on private campaign money, and learn how these measures re-connect elected officials with their constituents and make government more accountable.