Social Justice Sewing Academy Workshop

Saturday, August 7, 2021
12-3 p.m. central
Zoom Video Conference

Social Justice Sewing Academy Workshop

Join the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) in a workshop aimed at bridging artistic expression with activism. In the virtual program led by SJSA Executive Director Lauren Black, participants will create quilt blocks that represent their critiques of their local and larger communities.

Installation photograph of a Community Quilt on view at Intuit
Installation photograph of a Community Quilt on view in The Social Justice Sewing Academy: Connecting Generations through Cloth


  • One piece of printer paper
  • 15 x 15 in. square of quilting cotton fabric (white, beige, etc.) (Kona Cotton recommended)
  • 8-10 scraps of fabric
  • Roxanne basting glue

The SJSA workshop is guided, and instruction will begin at 12 p.m. (noon) central time.

Closed captions will be available at the virtual workshop. Please contact Paula Santos at with questions related to accessibility accommodations one week before the program begins.

This workshop is free to join! To show your support to Intuit and SJSA, please consider the pay-what-you-can option when you complete your reservation. Your contributions help ensure the sustainability of our public programs and support guest lecturers and teaching artists.

Two hours before the event, Intuit will email the Zoom link to those who RSVP on Eventbrite. Please check your junk folder; unfortunately, these emails are sent there sometimes.

This program is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, Illinois Humanities, Prince Charitable Trust, Terra Foundation for American Art, and individual donations from Intuit members and supporters.

Meet Lauren Black

Photograph of Lauren Black wearing eye glasses, a necklace and black t-shirt

Lauren Black is the executive director of the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA) and a school psychologist in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She recently completed her Masters in Educational Psychology and her Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology at Loyola Marymount University. Lauren is passionate about tackling issues that disempower people and erase their voices based on elements of their identity. In working with SJSA, she fights against marginalization, systemic oppression and underrepresentation through education, outreach and collaboration.