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you belong here

Call for submissions! As many of you know, we have used the front windows of gather here to share our commitment to all people and the spirit of inclusion. In uncertain times, it's more important than ever to engage in actions that strengthen our communities. We are asking you to stitch the words "you belong here" to create a sign approximately the size of you hand (stitching can be embroidery, cross stitch, crewel, pieced, knit, crocheted, or sewn). We have created larger version of this phrase to hang up in the window on January 20, 2017. Submit your version of "you belong here" to the front desk by January 31st to be a part of this public art piece. Not local? You may mail your submission to us: gather here, 1343 cambridge st, cambridge, ma 02139.

To quote our great First Lady, Michell Obama: "Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don't matter, or like you don't have a place in our American story—because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are."

May we continue to support one another and work to strengthen our communities. May we raise our voices with conviction and reassure one another that "you belong here". May we prove that ultimately we are stronger together.