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We Go Down Sewing

 

Project creators

 

chrissy_lau

Chrissy Yee Lau

Assistant Professor

Cal State Monterey Bay

ma-linh_hong

Mai-Linh Hong

Assistant Professor

UC Merced

preeti_sharma

Preeti Sharma

Assistant Professor

Cal State Long Beach


About the project

We Go Down Sewing is an edited collection of essays, creative writing, and photographs, that openly engages with three main fields of U.S. history, including immigrant labor, race and public health, and social movements, which have shaped how members of the Auntie Sewing Squad responded to Covid-19.

The Auntie Sewing Squad emerged in March of 2020 led primarily by Asian American women and other women of color. The Auntie Sewing Squad organized women sheltering in their homes into a self-sufficient, publicly funded, mutual aid group that labored to change public opinion around mask wearing and to make masks available to vulnerable communities.

We Go Down Sewing features five main essays, 15 creative writing pieces, and 50 images. It is currently under contract with University of California Press and will be published in Fall of 2021.

General info:

Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4660

Web: lepage@villanova.edu
Twitter: @LepageCtr

In person:

The Lepage Center is located on the campus of Villanova University, inside the St. Augustine Center, Room 410.

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