Monday, September 1, 2014

2014 ABOUT PAGE

ORIGINAL ABOUT PAGE

The content on this page is inspired by THE FERGUSON MOMENT. 

We call on artists across the nation to share their responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance to racially motivated police brutality. 

On Saturday August 9, 2014 Mike Brown, an unarmed black teenager was shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer on the streets of Ferguson, MO. The Ferguson Moment was born from the impulse of theater and art makers across the nation to spark and organize national artistic responses to the oppression, violence, and resistance happening throughout the United States. 

We recognized moments from own communities in the community of Ferguson, MO. We communicate with each other by phone, computer, and in person. We've created platforms to share information. We exchange through our artistic practices. We learn from each other. We do not come from one place. We do not want one thing. While we share experience, our narratives are our own. We will witness. We will serve. We will collaborate artistically. We will do better.

The Ferguson Moment is not an organization or group. It is not a single event, play, poem, film, song, or idea. We are sharing our work with each other.  We are responding to injustice

Each post on this site is about artistic response to the issues of extrajudicial violence and executions and the continued negative effects of policies of white supremacy in the United States. Some of the content on this page is sourced from links shared on The Ferguson Moment Group, over social media, and messages emailed directly to thefergusonmoment @ gmail. Please share what you are doing, collaborate with others and keep creating work about this moment in history.

Art responds. Art reflects. Art connects us to our collective humanity. This is the Ferguson Moment. 

Respond.






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