It all started 100 years ago in New York City, when W.E.B. Du Bois and the NAACP organized a silent protest parade. During that time period 10,000 African Americans walked and protested to demand equal justice. On July 28, 2017, many will gather together to silently protest in what they believe in. The Silent Protest Art Walk is standing for issues such as human rights injustice, people being socially marginalized based on race, and much more. Kindred Arts is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural equity initiative conceiving of & executing free community arts in NYC public spaces, as a means to encourage civic dialogue and engagement.
Artists and academics including Emory Douglas, JR, Dream Hampton, and Jamal Joseph will provide visuals and text that will be raised at the walk. Music direction will be provided by Brian Satz, Nas: Time Is Illmatic composer.
If you would like to join The Silent Protest Art Walk here are the details:
- July 28th at 5pm – Fountain Terrace at Bryant Park at 6th Avenue.
- The march will begin approximately at 6:30pm
- Attire: Individuals and organized groups, wearing all white will carry art pieces and signs provided by the organizer. However, all are welcome to walk for social justice whether they are dressed in white or not.
To support this movement go to www.SilentprotestNYC.com