March banner- and sign-making Jan. 7 in Rockland
Midcoast residents Alix Martin and Jennifer Temple are organizing a protest banner and sign making gathering on January 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Universalist Church in Rockland (UUR). This is an opportunity for women and supportive people of all kinds and all ages to come together, share ideas, discuss messaging and produce signage for the January 21 Women's March in Washington DC, Augusta or Boston.
Artists will be on hand to assist those who need creative help. Historical protest sign references and music will be available for inspiration. Participants are asked to bring any special materials they might need including canvas and spray paint for large banners. Basic supplies like poster board, markers, paint, brushes and tape will be provided.
To donate art supplies or give money for supplies, contact Alix or Jennifer. All leftover materials will be given to the artist-public school collaboration Leaps of Imagination. Anyone has prepared signage or fliers that you would like to distribute or show off, please come by. Alix and Jennifer hope to that the gathering will be energetic and allow midcoast neighbors to get to know each other and share information. Coffee and tea will be provided; participants are encouraged to bring a snack to share.
First Universalist Church is at 345 Broadway, Rockland. Parking is available both behind the building as well as across the street. The building is accessible to all. For more information about the Women's March, visit MaineMarch.com.