Virtual Laundry Day - In Celebration of Charlotte Pride Week!
Time & Location
About the Event
We all have a story to tell.
On Sunday, August 2nd from 4-4:45 pm, women* are invited to be a part of the narrative, make their story visible, and connect with others at a Virtual Laundry Day Workshop with local artist and creator of Airing Out the "Dirty" Laundry, Andrea Downs and in celebration of and connection with Charlotte Pride Week!
*Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry holds space for all women across the intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.
Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is an ongoing community art movement that responds to the silencing of women, creating Laundry Day opportunities for all women to share experiences of strength, unity, hope and resistance of oppression, injustice, and exclusion through visual storytelling.
Pre-registration for this event is required to support and provide a comfortable, safe, and brave space for all participants. You will receive the Zoom link once you have completed your RSVP.
Participants don’t need any artistic skill to participate, just a desire to share their story.
This Virtual Laundry Day opportunity holds space for you to hear more about the purpose behind Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry, see a variety of examples of pieces that have already created, and time to begin considering the story that you would like to share. Since the entire collection of more than 400 stories is currently installed at The Mint Museum Uptown, Andrea will be streaming live from inside the space!
Andrea Downs is a visual artist, activist, community arts organizer, and educator. Through her work, Andrea strives to foster collaboration and connection through the building of community connections and an open invitation for a diverse community dialogue. At the center of her work is the value of relationships, connectivity, identity, and open engagement to build stronger communities.
Her most important work, in partnership with her husband, is raising her two children to stand for equality and justice. Andrea lives and works in Charlotte, North Carolina.