Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET
Written and performed by Kristina WongIn her newest performance art piece, born from the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristina Wong details how she went from out-of-work performance artist to overlord of a homemade face mask empire in just ten days! With her trademark wit, she explores how she was able to build a sweatshop of hundreds of volunteer "Aunties" (including children and her own mother) to fix the U.S. public health care system while in quarantine. Wong hilariously unpacks the American Dream, America's pursuit of global empire at the cost of basic PPE to essential workers and healthy citizens, and the significance of women of color performing a historically gendered and racialized invisible labor at a time of heightened anti-Asian racism in the U.S.
Buy Tickets Available online until 3/1/21 6:45 PM
Stitch n' Bitch Community Craft Night with Kristina Wong
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7 p.m. ET via Zoom | Free Event
A “Stitch 'n Bitch” is a gathering of crafty folks where they talk, listen, and work on needlecraft together. Sometimes these gatherings become a space for laughter, resistance, self-care, community building, and organizing. Meet and sew with the rock-star volunteers from Kristina’s Auntie Sewing Squad, a national collective of volunteers of all genders who will take newcomers through the activity of making their own hand sewn mask and share what sewing means to them in this time. Beginners and other crafts welcome!
February 24 is a UMass Amherst Wellbeing Wednesday.
Tickets are free but required. Available online until 2/24/21 6:45 PM
$10 per household or device
Free for UMass students
Download the Program Notes
60 minutes with 20 minute Q&A available live and until 3/8/21
Download Facemask Sewing Instructions
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