Jayna Zweiman, founder of Welcome Blanket and the Pussyhat Project joins us from California for this special in-person event!
Perhaps best known as the co-creator of Pussyhat Project, Jayna has become a leading advocate of using design innovation to enact social change. The Pussyhat Project became a worldwide phenomenon at the 2017 Women’s Marches as one of the largest crowd-sourced art advocacy projects ever. Through its global adoption, the Pussyhat has become an international symbol of women’s rights and the resistance.
Jayna is also the creator and founder of Welcome Blanket, our current museum exhibit. Jayna will discuss the origins and impact of the Welcome Blanket project to support new immigrants coming to the United States.
Jayna received her AB from Brown University in visual arts and economics and her Masters in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She lives and works in Los Angeles, and is the proud grandchild of immigrants.
About the Organizer
The Heritage Winooski Mill Museum is an important resource for educators and students, a value to the community, and a substantial contribution to documenting the industrial and cultural history of Vermont. We offer customized programming for school groups from fourth grade through college as well as for homeschool and community groups.
Through engaging discussions and supporting activities, students can explore meaningful questions relevant to today’s world while learning about local industrial and cultural history.