Jim Crow Effects: Open Wounds in Need of Healing

February 21, 2019

Special event set for March 2, 2019, 4:00 – 6:30 pm, at King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio of African Diaspora Culture, 2767 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

The residual effects of Jim Crow laws are still current in our society today— even in Milwaukee. We see them in education, housing, the legal system and other areas, resulting in pain and suffering. The entire community needs to be involved around these issues. You are invited to deepen your awareness about these issues and what we as a community can do to begin to dismantle racial injustices. The Jim Crow exhibit at King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio, curated by Marquita Edwards, shows how deeply ingrained this is in our consciousness.

“This exhibit called me all the way to Big Rapids Michigan to visit the Jim Crow Museum and meet with the founder, Dr. Pilgrim. It was so astonishing I had to come back and create an exhibit using photography, artifacts and the paintings of artist Bashir Malik. This exhibit held in January brought in many people, including members of the organization… From the Same Dust, and Kathryn Wurzer, a member whose concerned on the issue, in wanting to collaborate in sponsoring this upcoming event and future workshops. “

Our guest speakers for the evening are Psychologist Dr. Bracy, Attorney Cecelia Jackson, and Historian Matine Spence. Sponsored in part by From the Same Dust, a Baha’i group, Martin Luther King Economic Development Inc., and the Bader Philanthropies Inc., this is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For guaranteed seating please register on Event Brite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jim-crow-effects-open-wounds-in-need-of-healing-tickets-56731529532

Ms. Edwards, director of the King Drive Commons Gallery and Studio of African Diaspora Culture for the last 10 years, much of it as a volunteer, has successfully brought positive events to the community in the areas of arts and health. The gallery has provided opportunities for artists, classes in yoga and other health related areas to increase education and promote community engagement through positive cultural experiences.

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