These Are Not My Problems

A Social Justice Visualization and Journey
( a Gallery show aimed to re-claim humanity)
Opening Night, May 10, 2014 noon to 7pm

These Are Not My Problems

Eco-Justice Collaborative will be highlighted by artist Matthew Harlan who will depict our work on mountaintop removal coal mining through his art.

About the Exhibit: A Social Justice Visualization and Journey
Presented by: 8th Day Center For Justice
Location: Lacuna Artists Lofts, Blank Canvas Gallery, 2150 S CanalPort, Chicago IL
Cost: $5 suggested donation (no one turned away)

“Freedom is indivisible, and when one is enslaved, all are not free.” Declared by President John F. Kennedy during his “Berlin Wall” speech, these words—often quoted and re-appropriated—are as relevant today as they were in 1963. As we look at the world, we can neither deny the presence of widespread injustice nor deny how we, as a people, have failed to respond to it. In order to insulate ourselves from injustice, we are taught to distance ourselves from suffering. To protect ourselves from facing oppression, we have allowed ourselves to be washed of its presence around us. It has been the service of many of our institutions to systematically create this distance for us, reinforcing false divisions, and relieving us of our most basic human responsibilities. As we look at the world today, it seems we have forgotten that we belong to one another.

8th Day Center for Justice proudly presents These Are Not My Problems. The exhibition aims to break down the walls that separate everyday people from the awareness of injustice in their midst. These Are Not My Problems humbly invites you to open yourself up to the vulnerability of looking at the world through the eyes of a shared humanity.

Click for info packet.
Organized by: 8th Day Center for Justice and its Young Adult Council
Curated by: JeremyVanCleef

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