Black Lives Still Matter: An Outdoor Long table Installation
"Black Lives Still Matter: An Outdoor Long Table Installation" will be presented at 285 Clarissa Street in the parking lot, in front of the “Black Lives Matter” mural created in 2017 for Wall Therapy.
The event will be professionally live streamed to a virtual audience who will join at https://facebook.com/artandjusticeROC.
Along with the symbolism and provocation of this conversation happening on Clarissa Street, in Rochester’s first Black neighborhood – it will poignantly be presented in the afternoon on July 4, 2020.
On-site there will be about 10 people. Eight at the tables, physically distanced - plus a videographer who will live-stream the event to the audience, which will be seen in real time on Facebook live. There will be an unedited recording of the event - available on the same day.
The event will begin with group art making to help build community among the participants who may not know each other and will not prep before the Long Table conversation begins. This has created intimacy which enriches the conversation at past events. We will build on the contribution of Jeremy Tjhung, who collaborated on a past Long Table installation in the Planned Parenthood parking lot, in the creation of ANTI-protest signs that were displayed in a "Garden of Outrage." We will do the same, this time with protest signs, in the dirt around the parking lot.
Long table participants will include:
Rachel Y. DeGuzman
Gatekeeper Adrian Elim
A Blackout Summer Series Event Presented By At the Crossroads: Activating the Intersection of Art and Justice
- Saturday, July 4, 2020
- 2:00pm - 5:00pm