California Coalition for Women Prisoners celebrates 20 years of Speaking Truth to Power!
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Linda Evans, a former U.S. political prisoner, made this quilt to help CCWP raise funds to support their work with women and transgender prisons in California's prisons. Her artist's statement:
"I named our 20th anniversary quilt, "Transcending,"
in honor of all the women and transgender people who have survived prison by transcending and transforming the prison environment. Prisoners transcend prison walls by building community and resistance through activism in CCWP. I incorporated rainbow colors to symbolize the beauty and richness that diversity brings into our lives. The triangle shapes remind us of the determination needed to transcend and overcome oppression -- during the Nazi regime, different colored triangles were used to identify and stigmatize different groups of people.