What is the Migrant Quilt Project?

Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Wednesday, August 15

7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Program Room A

Tucson, AZ resident Mary Vaneecke presents the story of the Migrant Quilt Project, a grassroots, collaborative effort of artists, quiltmakers, and activists to express compassion for migrants from Mexico and Central America who died in the Southern Arizona deserts on their way to create better lives for themselves and their families. Materials used in the quilts were collected at migrant layup sites used for rest and shelter on established trails in the Sonoran Desert. A collection of quilts are on display in the library’s upper lobby. This presentation will include a guided tour of the quilts with Ms. Vaneecke.

For more information on the Migrant Quilt Project, visit migrantquiltproject.org/ 

For more information, contact Larry Halverson at (616) 842-5560 x222

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