WASHINGTON (FOX 5 DC) - A tribute dedicated to sexual violence survivors will blanket D.C.'s National Mall this weekend.
The Monument Quilt, a public art project made by and for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, spans 2000 feet and will spell out NOT ALONE and NO ESTAS SOLX in Spanish.
Over 100,000 people are expected to pay a visit to the Monument Quilt during its three-day display on the National Mall between 10th and 15th Streets. Visitors can see the display on Friday, May 31 between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m., Saturday, June 1, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., and on Sunday June 2 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The quilt is expected to be the largest tribute to sexual violence survivors in U.S. history.
"The Quilt will occupy this national site to demand that our country face the realities and complexities of sexual violence and finally demonstrate real support to victim/survivors," said one of the organizers Kalima Young, in a statement. "Every attendee and every person affected by sexual and intimate partner violence will finally hear the message: You are not alone. We believe you. You did not deserve it."