"Art helps to put the face with the name, so you don't forget that this is a human. Our brother. This is for public consumption."
JUSTICE FOR GEORGE: MESSAGES FROM THE PEOPLE
How a demand for justice turned into one of the largest civil rights movements in US history.
The Summer of 2020 was one of the worst that we have seen in years, and yet we must not forget what happened or why. This exhibition will transport you back to the summer of 2020, during the peak of the uprisings and protests.
Our goal is to memorialize this civil rights movement in the same ways that we have memorialized the march on Washington or the Montgomery bus boycott. MTM, STB, and MAAHMG have partnered to help our community preserve these artifacts and tell this story.This will be the first of an annual exhibition that will remind us of our history and why we must continue to fight for justice and peace.
The exhibit will consist of 200 plywood murals on display at Phelps field park on May 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2021.
UPLIFTING OUR COMMUNITY
While we do want to celebrate Mr. Floyd's life and the ways in which our community has stepped up in the wake of his death, this will be a somber event. We want to allow our community a chance to heal and reflect of the last year. Following this exhibition are several events hosted by STB, MTM, and other local organizers that will focus solely on bringing joy to our people and healing through happiness.
In an effort to uplift our local Black creatives, we will be featuring 18 artists to paint murals on blank plywood boards. We will also have 10 vendors, organizations, and small businesses present at the event, along with 12 performers, speakers, and musicians.
In awareness of the trauma that our community has experienced over the last year, we are also inviting two mental health clinics that center Black and Brown health professionals to this exhibition.
We will be updating this page with details about the exhibition over the next few months. For more information, check out our social media or contact us.