Screen grab courtesy of the Dignity & Respect Council of Greater Pittsburgh’s video

Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Furthermore, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of (some form of) physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. The Dignity & Respect Council of Greater Pittsburgh is hosting an event to raise awareness of this domestic violence. On Saturday, March 5, they will host their third annual Ceramic Tile Quilt Event.

They invite you to join them in enjoying a creative experience with other Pittsburghers. You’ll have the opportunity to design a tile that will become part of a ceramic tile “quilt” which will be displayed at the Center for Victims. You’ll be guided through the process of painting, drawing, or writing a brief message on a 6-by-6-inch ceramic tile by artist Laura Jean.


Screen grab courtesy of the Dignity & Respect Council of Greater Pittsburgh’s video

Women—and a few good men—from all walks of life have participated in this event which has been designed to “recognize the many cultures we have, to help other women, and to raise awareness of domestic violence.”

Via the Tribune-Review:

The project began as an effort for Women’s History Month. It was the brainchild of co-creators Castleberry Singleton and Georgia Berner, president and CEO of Berner International in New Castle, a long-time supporter of women’s causes.

There will be complimentary refreshments available including a barista bar from LaPrima Coffee, biscotti and sandwiches from Enrico Biscotti, and cookies from Colangelo’s Bakery.

You can learn more by watching the video made at the first event:

Ceramic Tile Quilt Event
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Society for Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Free Registration: Here