Engage in an inclusive public conversation about the intersection of art, activism, and civic engagement. Afterward, join us for a reception with light refreshments. Plus, engage in a “lawn sign” activation experience led by curator and educator, Kalia Brooks. Presented in partnership with For Freedoms, New Art Social Justice Initiative and Shine Portrait Studio at Express Newark, and Project for Empty Space.
- Linda Street (Pink Dragon), Newark Museum’s For Freedoms Artist-in-Residence.
- Jerry Gant (Gantalism), Newark Museum’s For Freedoms Artist-in-Residence.
- Jasmine Wahi, Curator, Activist, and the Founder and Co-Director of Project for Empty Space.
- Scheherazade Tillet, Photographer and Artist-in-Residence, Shine Portrait Studio.
Moderator: Salamishah Tillet, Founding Director of the New Arts Social Justice Initiative at Express Newark, Associate Director, Clement A. Price Institute and Professor, African American and African Studies at Rutgers-Newark.
ABOUT FOR FREEDOMS
For Freedoms started in 2016 as a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 — freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear — For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology. For Freedoms is part of a rich history of artists employing means of mass communication to provoke political discourse. For Freedoms believes art, and artists, play an important role in galvanizing our society towards a more representative and transparent government. For Freedoms was awarded the 2017 ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform.
- Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Light refreshments are also provided on a first-come, first-served basis.