Attend a Knit Democracy Together maker circle at the Howe Library.
Gather with other civically minded knitters and crafters to deepen your understanding of the electoral system. In the friendly social space of a knitting circle, you will be inspired to ensure everyone is represented in our democracy.
Artist and former election lawyer Eve Jacobs-Carnahan will talk about The Supreme Court, State Legislatures, and Elections. The U.S. Supreme Court is making it easier for state legislatures to restrict ballot access, gerrymander voting districts, and substitute their judgment for that of the voters. Learn what this means and what effect Court reform might have.
While we talk about our electoral system, we’ll make pieces of a collaborative sculpture of a state capitol. It’s a metaphor for how small actions have cumulative impact. Don’t knit? No worries. We’ll have activities for non-knitters too. Instructions provided. More information and registration at https://knitdemocracy.org/upper-valley.
Register here, or email Jared Jenisch at firstname.lastname@example.org to for more information.
Artist Eve Jacobs-Carnahan makes knitted sculpture to start conversations. She created the Knit Democracy Together project to inspire people to strengthen democracy. She has held Knit Democracy Together circles across Vermont, from the Bennington Museum to the Pierson Library in Shelburne, as well as on Zoom in Chicago and Rochester, NY. The collaborative art project has created knitted state capitol sculptures in three states so far.
The project is informed by Eve’s experience as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont from 1990-2018. She handled numerous election finance cases in state and federal court, including Randall v. Sorrell, decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2006.
Eve has been named a 2022 Creative Community Fellow: New England by National Arts Strategies and is using the fellowship to expand the project. Her artwork is featured in the book Astounding Knits! 101 Spectacular Knitted Creations and Daring Feats by Lela Nargi.
Eve holds a B.A. with honors in History from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont