We Are For Freedoms Town Hall
October 27, 2020
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
The event is free and open to all, but registration is required at umass.edu/umca.
The University Museum of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with For Freedoms and The Wide Awakes, hosts the “We Are For Freedoms” Virtual Town Hall.
Designed by the For Freedoms Student Organizing Committee, this virtual gathering brings together students, artists, and creative thinkers to discuss ideas around survival, healing, civic engagement, and a collective, radical reimagining of a just and hopeful future.
It will include an introduction to the Museum's spring 2021 exhibition of the same name.
The For Freedoms Student Organizing Committee was conceived by Carolyn Parker-Fairbain, a UMCA intern and student in the UMass Afro-Am Department. The Committee seeks to engage the community at large with student-led public programming, will serve as the student voice within the museum, and will be ambassadors to the community. The goals are to be an intentionally decolonized space embodying the best practices for the group’s development, and to use art and arts programming to infuse these ideologies into the community at large.
For Freedoms is a national artist-led organization that models and increases creative civic engagement, discourse and direct action. They work with artists and organizations to center the voices of artists in public discourse, expand what participation in a democracy looks like, and reshape conversations about politics. forfreedoms.org
This Town Hall event and the spring exhibition are sponsored by Florence Bank.