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These Are Not My Problems

10 May, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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

“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.

Eco-Justice Collaborative will be highlighted by artist Matthew Harlan
Matthew will will depict our work to end mountaintop removal mining through his art
Prints will be available for those wishing to purchase one

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


10 May, 2014
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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8th Day Center for Justice
(312) 641-5151
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Lacuna Artists Lofts, Blank Canvas Gallery
2150 South Canalport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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