400 Years of Inequality: A People's Observance at Socrates Sculpture Park

Start: Saturday, October 12, 201912:00 PM

End: Saturday, October 12, 2019 3:00 PM

Socrates Sculpture Park invites the community to gather with us for “A People’s Observance For A Just Future” in conjunction with the 400 Years of Inequality initiative, aiming to nationally acknowledge and reflect upon the 400 years since Africans were first brought to Jamestown to be sold into bondage. “The observance of this anniversary is a time when we denounce again the inequalities of the past and announce again our vision for a world of full equality for all.”

In the style of a teach-in, join artist Shaun Leonardo in collaboration with The Baccalaureate School for Global Education (BSGE), Socrates exhibiting artists, and community leaders for an intergenerational sharing of knowledge oriented toward action- creating pathways toward imagining possibilities of being, in a country that remains constricting and controlling of its black and brown citizens.

Open 365 days a year with free admission and a dynamic range of public programming running May through October, Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park is a community-engaged waterfront park dedicated to supporting artists in the production and presentation of public art, a safe space of creativity and expression for all since its founding in 1986.

This event is a 400 Years of Inequality People's Observance.

Learn more at www.400yearsofinequality.org