Sunday, February 6, 2011

Solidarity Demonstration and the Art in Response Show

Wow, so much to report. First of all, a word from Paul Garner on the solidarity demonstration held this saturday: 

"Saturday February 5th, 2011, as the popular uprisings in Egypt and across the Arab world continue, we stood in solidarity with the Egyptian people at the intersection of Poplar and Highland. Thanks to the swift co-operation and organization of The Mid-south Peace and Justice Center, Radical-Arts-Memphis and the Memphis SP, there was a huge turnout-I’d say at least 50 or 60 total, which included many members of the local Arab community who brought HUGE signs! We got there at around 12:00 noon and were there in force til almost three o clock. We got coverage from the local media and a huge show of support from passing traffic. It was encouraging and well, bad-ass to see so many different people come out and let the community know that this is something they should be aware of, that as global citizens, we cannot ignore the collective struggle of our brothers and sisters. 
I’d like to thank everyone who was able to be a part of the Rally on Saturday and encourage others to get involved….There’s some strong winds beginnin' to blow in Memphis!

More Good Things To Come
-Paul Garner"

and here's some photos: 

Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the Art in Response show! The show was a huge success, we had a great crowd, good conversations, and an awesome buffet of chips (ha). We'll be having more events soon-a Radical Arts Memphis meeting, a screening and another art show are in the works. so stay tuned! 

Here's some photos-


- Natalie / Radical Arts Memphis 

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