- Associated Press - Sunday, August 10, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A quilt made to support survivors of sexual assault is coming to Alabama.

The so-called “Monument Quilt” will be displayed Sunday afternoon at Rushton Park in Birmingham. It’s made of 200 bright red squares and covers an area the size of two basketball courts.

The quilt is making a tour of 12 U.S. cities this summer. It’s intended to get people talking about supporting survivors of rape and other forms of sexual assault.

The display is being organized by a group called Force, an art and activist organization. The group pushes to upset what it sees as a culture that glorifies and promotes sexual violence.

Force co-director Hannah Brancato says the quilt is an attempt to provide a public place for healing.


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