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Ribbons of Resilience Collaborative Art Installation
In the spirit of creation, connection and resilience, Queer Asterisk is inviting our community and allied supporters to come together on November 19th, 2020 to pause, reflect and create a symbol together that strengthens our resolve as we move into the winter ahead.
In cultures across the world, people have found peace, resolve and resilience through the making and hanging of impermanent materials on the wind.
From the Buddhist prayer flags of Tibet, to the Papel Picado traditions in Mexico, to the prayer ribbons for peace along the demilitarized zone at the border between North Korea and South Korea, to the worldwide tradition of nations flying flags of pride and sovereignty, the symbolism and ritual of hanging colorful prayers, images, and intentions on the wind has contributed to the strength and longevity of cultures and communities throughout history.
As violence and oppression toward queer and transgender people continues, we feel it is important to come together to cast our prayers, reflections and intentions into the wind and affirm our vision for a world where all of us are free to be ourselves.
The LGBTQ+ community knows how essential it is to unite under a flag with pride. Since its creation in 1978, the rainbow flag has been a source of strength, safety and determination, and has propelled our movement forward in the struggle for equal rights and protections. As a therapeutic organization, we would like to bring our communities together during these times of upheaval to create an original banner of strength and resilience.
Queer and transgender people living public, happy and successful lives is one embodiment of a culture that embraces the gifts and wisdom of diversity.
By gathering virtually in a ribbon ceremony to honor our ancestors, celebrate each other and set intentions for the future, we have the opportunity to make this vision a reality for ourselves and for those to come.
Please join us for this special program, and contribute your voice to our collective symbol of strength and longevity.