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Stitching Our Community Back Together Through Adversity

Our historic Pride flag, a cutting of the original designed by Gilbert Baker, was stolen after this year’s Pride Festival, and we are pleased to offer space for our community to heal after this experience. To that end, we are partnering with HIV Alliance and Lane Arts Council for a community sewing circle. We will also be honoring the original organizer of Eugene's Pride Festival, as well as a longtime organizer during a commemoration at 5pm:

What: World AIDS Day, First Friday ArtWalk, and Community Sewing Circle

When: Friday, December 1st from 2pm-8pm (Observance and Honorees at 5pm)

Where: Farmer’s Market Pavilion in Downtown Eugene, 85 E. 8th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401

If you have any fabric you can donate for this project, we would greatly appreciate your contribution! We are mimicking the original flag, with stripes of hot pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, indigo, and violet. We will be updating the flag by including the trans flag colors, pink, light blue and white, as well as black and brown stripes to recognize Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Fabric can be donated on Monday, 11/20, and Tuesday, 11/21, from 9am-5pm at HIV Alliance’s Eugene office: 1195 City View St. Eugene, OR 97402.

We hope you will join us the community sewing circle - no previous sewing experience needed. We look forward to co-creating this project with you!

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