“Our work calls attention to the many urgent crises that confront us, in support of the ongoing struggle for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.” — The Illuminator
Language has the power to create and define situations; it has the ability to establish truths and realities; it has the strength to change what is unwanted and to create what is desired. If you truly do not condone what has happened in Charlottesville, if this was the needed wake up call that you have been waiting for, then call it what it is. Recognize it, understand it, listen to the voices that have been and are undervalued, and define this moment as one that must change. “Not who we are … anymore.” Anymore.
In an interview with photographer and mentor Thaddeus Miles about his work and his effort to shift our perspectives, I felt inspired to directly seek work that contributes toward sharing world-views and perspectives while also seeking words that document this moment in our history. Thus, This Moment was created.
On March 11, events near you will hold resistance training led by ACLU in a live stream. By signing up, you will find events near your area where you can participate and find community.
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — President Abraham Lincoln
These government-sponsored art programs not only provided some economic relief for the struggling artists, but showed the importance of appreciating and valuing each individual’s skills. Art and culture shape and rejuvenate a society.
This Moment is a self-narrative project that asks us to be present, if for only a few minutes in our lives. The purpose is to become conscious of our experience in relation to what has happened throughout this political season and since this administration came into power. My intention is to feature these moments as a collection of our voices and as a document of our response to this political climate.