make-your-own-safety-pin-project.jpg

 

Join us to learn to make your own safety pin.

"This small gesture does not fix what's broken; it simply shows that we are willing to stand up for the vulnerable."

 

$10 Suggested Donation* will include materials and instruction. 

Feel free to bring along beads or colored string if you would like to embellish your pin. 

This workshop will also provide a safe space where you can talk with your community members about related topics that are important to you.

All ages are encouraged to attend. 

 

December 2, at the Boiler Room
Between 5-7pm
Port Townsend, WA

 

Additional dates & locations TBA

 

For more info or to host a workshop email hello@stephanietomczak.com

It is a symbol that you are willing to stand up for people who are vulnerable or marginalized. But to truly show your support for anyone you have to do more than just wear a pin. The pin simply says that you are an ally for a person who is facing injustice.  Let's all ask ourselves, "What action am I willing to take to stand up someone else?" And let's have a conversation about productive ways to respond when faced with conflict. 

What does the safety pin stand for? 


I was excited when I saw a fellow jewelry instructor, Mary Hallam Pearse in Athens, GA, share her idea for The Art of Repair Safety Pin Project on Instagram. I thought that this project could be a great way to build community and have important conversations in a safe space. I knew that I had to bring it to Washington State. Right away I ordered the materials and tools that we would need to make the pins and made a list of organizations that support underrepresented groups in our country. 

About the Safety Pin Project: 


*When you arrive you will find a jar for each of the following organizations, you get to choose where your donation will go:

 
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: A nonprofit legal organization fighting for racial justice. To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: A nonprofit legal organization fighting for racial justice. To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

 
Boarder Angels: A non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border, including community education and awareness programs. 

Boarder Angels: A non profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border, including community education and awareness programs. 

The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. 

The Trevor Project: The leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. 

 
The Boiler Room: A Port Townsend, volunteer-operated coffeehouse and social services hub, dedicated to building community by providing a safe space for the growth and improvement of individuals. 

The Boiler Room: A Port Townsend, volunteer-operated coffeehouse and social services hub, dedicated to building community by providing a safe space for the growth and improvement of individuals. 

Anti-Defamation League: The mission of the ADL is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens alike.   

Anti-Defamation LeagueThe mission of the ADL is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all citizens alike. 

 

The Council on American-Islamic Relation: CAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. 

The Council on American-Islamic RelationCAIR's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. 

 

Want to do more?

There are so many amazing organizations where you can donate your time and/or money, here are just a few:

Human Rights Campaign: America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

Campaign Zero: End police violence in America. 

The Natural Resources Defense Council works to safeguard the earth - its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

Planned Parenthood is America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care. Offering all people high-quality, affordable medical care.

The Future Project: Works with schools to unlock the limitless potential of every young person in this country.

ACLU: Uphold the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

The International Refugee Assistance Project  organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. 

MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future

NAMI: the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

NextGen Climate Action: Volunteer with this group that works to flight climate change through political action.

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.