Artist Talk with Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston and collaborators
Thursday, December 17, 7pm EST
Zoom link sent upon Registration
This event is programming connected to the exhibition Transforming America In Real Time: Building Community Through A Pandemic
December 5 – 20 at the Flux Factory Gallery
*All visitors are required to wear a face mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
Transforming America In Real Time! features photographs from events organized by Lashawn “Suga Ray” Marston, of Transform America, a Queens Native and lifelong Queensbridge representative.These events ranged in their focus. Some photographs document a Social Unrest for Change Demonstration in which Marston and a group of activists and advocates held up traffic at the Queensborough Bridge for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in honor of George Floyd who was killed by a police officer. Another captures a Freedom Tour bus trip and walking tour of Washington DC with youth and adults alike. Ongoing local events include the Wellness Wednesdays Vegan Food giveaways at Queensbridge Projects.
Transforming America In Real Time! is supported by the Flux Factory Rhizome Project. The Rhizome Project is a commitment to give intentional space to Black voices, and provide a platform for Black narratives by offering the support needed to help these narratives thrive and evolve. The Rhizome Project is an evolving entity that will begin with a series of programs in 2020 and 2021.
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