EQUITY NOT EQUALITY

Eliza Fernand's avatar Eliza Fernand Vote Code: 66286

The phrase, EQUITY NOT EQUALITY on these patchwork quilt banners addresses three aspects of the LLC history- education, gender, and race. Asking for equality would presuppose that everyone is on equal ground to start with, and will flourish when offered equal opportunities. But our systems do not allow every person to start on equal ground. Equity acknowledges systemic oppression and aims to give different opportunities to different people- considering gender and racial biases, and different ways of learning. This phrase is relevant to Women's Clubs across the country that were established to offer educational opportunities unavailable to women. These opportunities were offered only to white women, therefore catering to meet the needs of one oppressed population but oppressing another in the process. I am asking viewers to consider the difference between the two words, what it means to them personally, and how it applies to this historic site and present-day women's movements.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 1"
  • Medium: Reclaimed Fabric Patchwork
  • Width: 25'
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 15'