I’m very exited to be participating in this show with two of my work.
This visual art and history exhibit seeks to inspire, inform and develop greater interest in the nonpartisan democratic process. Monterey Bay residents who were active in the Civil Rights Movement of the1960s and Chicano voting rights movement will share their stories and perspectives through art, educational panels and documentary film.
The exhibit features selections from Stanford University Libraries – Bob Fitch Archives and from Maria Gitin’s archives from their experience as young voting rights workers in the Deep South. Artifacts from Watsonville voting rights history and contemporary art that expresses the meaning of voting rights from a variety of perspectives will be displayed.
“True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
Since I was a little girl, I admired MLK. My mom used to sing “We shall overcome” with us. So, the heaviest moment of the road trip was standing at the Loraine Motel in Memphis, today the @ncrmuseum, where MLK got assassinated #rip 🖤
The signs I AM A MAN were used during the Memphis sanitation strike in 1968 protesting inhumane working conditions, abuse and racism. The term "boy" was a pejorative racist insult towards men of color and slaves, indicating their subservient social status of being less than men.
Anyone planning a Civil Rights road trip Montgomery-Birmingham-Memphis? Absolute must is the Equal Justice Initiative @eji_org in Montgomery, Alabama. Check out their incredible work! Hit me up if you want more recommendations.