Citizen Artist Salon: Creative Strategies for Commemorative Justice

Start: Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)

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This Citizen Artist Salon, hosted by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with 400 Years of Inequality: A People’s Observance for a Just Future, will explore how anyone can activate place-based creative strategies for truth-telling and collective healing. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the 1619 arrival of the first enslaved African ancestors trafficked across the Atlantic Ocean and sold in the U.S. Presenters Arielle Julia Brown, Free Egunfemi, Havanna Fisher, and Robert Sember will offer tools, resources, and tips for Citizen Artists interested in bringing about what Richmond-based tactical urbanist Free Egunfemi has termed “the Commemorative Justice movement” to resurrect deliberately submerged narratives through arts-based observances in their own communities.