Goodnight Agora

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 @ 6:00 am, Team Agora installed 212 handcrafted, pink bunny slippers on the feet of the Agora statues in Grant Park (at Roosevelt and Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL.)

This “Leave No Trace” MomBomb - YarnBomb event was created by a team of 35 knitters, from 15 states, using more than 250 pounds of yarn, and working more than 2,000 hours over the course of the past 5 months.  The slippers will offer Agora a much needed rest.

“This action is intended as a gesture of respect and appreciation for this marvelous sculpture by Magdalena Abakanowicz, and what it represents. We hope the slippers will offer Agora well-deserved rest."  Team Agora

May 9, 2015 - May 17, 2015

Goodnight Agora,

We’ve come to offer you rest. A deep, beautiful rest, so that you can rise again and continue your work. You came here to teach us. To make us remember what it is to feel small, without power, overwhelmed by the weight of oppression.  You teach us to meet oppression by looking up and standing tall against it.  You insist we amplify the voices of those not seen or heard.  You remind us to remember our humanity and to love each other. We are humbled and strengthened by your presence.  

Happy Mother’s Day, Agora.  We know who you are and we thank you.  Happy Mother’s Day to ALL who mother.  

Love,

Team Agora

 

Goodnight Agora T-shirts available online.   All proceeds benefit:

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond: Undoing Racism

Credits:

 

Team Agora Power Knitters:

(4 or more…. many more pairs!)

  • Amanda Johnson
  • Barbara
  • Joy Phillips
  • Kim
  • Leeza
  • Lois Loser
  • Michelle Ross
  • Penny Gail
  • Vickie

 

Team Agora Artisan Knitters:

  • Amy S.
  • Ann Wiens
  • Bonnie Reed
  • Coral Guiterrez Guzman
  • Debbie Reitenauer
  • Debbie Tatarowicz
  • Denise Handwerker
  • Esther McLucas
  • Fiona Ortiz
  • Gayle H.
  • Jeanne Lovaasen
  • Jill Brandush
  • Judith Crothers-Fleming
  • Juleigh Ruby
  • Kara Seymour
  • Kathy JB
  • Linda
  • Lisa Griffie
  • Mabel Zelle
  • Mary Craven
  • Pat Magness
  • Sarah Welge
  • Serene Seymour
  • Susan Jacobson
  • Susan VanGiesen
  • Tara
  • Winnie Aldinger

 

Team Agora Installation and Dismantle:

  • Amy
  • Ann
  • Beck
  • Ben
  • Bill
  • Claude
  • Debbie
  • Erin
  • Fiona
  • Gayle
  • Grace
  • Juleigh
  • Ishmar
  • Jerry
  • Joe
  • Kara
  • Kari
  • Mo
  • Molly
  • Nancy
  • Miette
  • Rafael
  • Serene
  • Shannon
  • Susan
  • Susan
  • Virginia

 

Dedications:

  • Dedicated to my "super sparkly" mom, Nancy Sommers and my 2nd mom, Beverly Walston.   Love Kari
  • In memory of my sister, Carol.  Love Barb

 

Special Thanks

  • Virginia Heaven
  • Bill Friedman
  • Alicia B.
  • Mark Kelly
  • Molly Haugh
  • My mother (Nancy Sommers), my partner Rafael and our beautiful children Beck and Miette