The Owl Project is Underway!

Oct 20, 2018

In October, a number of female parishioners at St. Mark’s formed a “Parliament of Owls” to mark the instances of sexual harassment the women of St. Mark’s have experienced over a lifetime. Since then, more than 50 women have reported over 1200 experiences.

Throughout November, weekly sessions are being held on Sundays in Baxter Hall following Sermon Seminar (around 10:45 a.m.), for women to gather and learn how to fold origami owls. Each owl commemorates one of the instances reported.¬†Early in 2019, we’ll do an art installation to display the origami owls.

Please join us! Many owls are needed and the fellowship of folding together is gratifying. It is not necessary to have reported any experiences yourself in order to participate. Many hands will fold many owls!

Any woman is welcome to join the current Parliament of Owls: Amber Macdonald, Elin Whitney-Smith; Jan Lipscomb, Marika Klein, Susanne Allen, Raiford Gaffney, Jan Hoffman, and Lil Taylor.