Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable Show Artists Reception

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The Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable* juried visual art show seeks to examine the impact of state violence on Black lives. Through art, the show seeks to build on the movement against anti-Black racism following the killing of Trayvon Martin and the non-indictments of police in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings.

Join us for a reception to honor the artists and their work.

ARTIST RECEPTION: April 11, 5-8 p.m.
GALLERY SHOW: April 8-May 17

Music and refreshments provided.

Show artists include:
Afam Ayika
Yadesa Bojia
Patti Bowman
Jasmine Iona Brown
Lisa Myers Bulmash
Nahom Girmay
Aramis Hamer
Naomi Ishisaka
Barry Johnson
Nancy Ryan Keeling
Dale Murphy
Viviann Le Nguyen
Christopher Shaw
Yegizaw "Yeggy" Michael
Atoosa Moinzadeh
Zorn B. Taylor


Show jurors include:
C. Davida Ingram
Barbara Earl Thomas
Harmony Wright
Ken Matsudaira
Inye Wokoma
Naomi Ishisaka

Curated by Naomi Ishisaka

Accessibility Details: The Columbia City Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Seating will be available at the Gallery. If you have questions or need accommodations, please contact Naomi Ishisaka at naomi.ishisaka@gmail.com or 206-853-3339.

*The name Black Lives Matter is used with permission from the #BlackLivesMatter organization, founded in 2012 by Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza. Background on the organization: "#BlackLivesMatter was created after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was post-humously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our de-humanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society. Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. … Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.”
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