Join project founder, Jennifer Kim Sohn, with guests Elaine Archibald and Maggy Rozycki Hiltner as they share a snapshot of refugee issues, the process of undertaking this project, and stories about the communities of participants. Begun in May 2019, 25 Million Stitches draws attention to the plight of 25 million global refugees. The stitches visually represent the number of people in the world today who are a refugee from their homeland. Two thousand fabric panels were hand-embroidered by over 2,100 people from all across the globe, with each stitch representing one refugee. Juxtaposing textile media, which evoke feelings of familiarity and belonging, with the hardships of stateless refugees, the installation creates an interactive experience that allows visitors to feel the enormity of the situation. It also seeks to emphasize that each refugee is a unique individual human being. The original goal of 25 Million Stitches has already been reached. Panels will be on display in museum settings starting in Sacramento in June 2021.