The Social Justice Sewing Academy, founded in 2015 by Sara Trail, has taken the quilt community by storm. Through quilt block making programs, multi-day sewing instruction, and social justice education, SJSA engages young people in the long tradition of activist quiltmaking. With each new SJSA workshop, students learn to look at quilts as a means of voicing their hopes for the future or for reflecting on injustice in their communities. The work they produce has inspired modern quilters to volunteer their time embroidering quilt blocks and SJSA quilts were a highlight of the QuiltCon 2018 Youth Category. In this lecture, Sara Trail will discuss her inspiration for founding SJSA, describe how her workshops engage young quilters, and look to the future of SJSA and activist quilting. Curator, quilter, and SJSA board member Laura McDowell Hopper will discuss SJSA's place in the history of activist quiltmaking and describe how quilters, museums, and other cultural organizations can successfully support and partner with SJSA.