It made me very #proud and also #inspired to see the number of #artists in the 60's and 70's who used the platform of their #art to lobby for #change by our government.
The exhibit "An Incomplete History of Protest" ranges from heart-wrenching images of children after having been bombed at Hiroshima and Nagasaki on posters used to gather people to protest the war, to a heart-warming photographs and collection of letters written to the Director of the Whitney, some requesting their art be removed (either permanently or for a period of time), not be part of a specific exhibition they felt was not in line with their values, or have a statement posted next to their artwork in protest of not only the war, but also for the rights of black and women artists to be represented in the museum. Even entire movements ie. The Gorilla Girls. I admire these artists for using their voice and their power to petition for social justice and equality in their field and in the world.
Here is a reply letter to many of the artists.
Just a tiny snippet of the impact this exhibit had on me. It was very powerful.
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With much of the British army engaged in the American Revolutionary War, London approved the establishment of volunteer groups across Ireland in 1778 to keep the peace and protect against invasion. These groups were far less restrictive in terms of military practices and produced their own uniforms and weapons. They became a hotbed for reform minded Protestants and eventually pressured the British government to give the Irish Parliament legislative independence (Grattan’s parliament). While catholics were soon permitted to join, the volunteers included many shades of political opinion and were almost completely loyal to the British monarchy and included future conservative figures such as Lord Castlereagh. Regardless, it’s willingness to push its political weight made Westminster deem them untrustworthy and so they were replaced by militia and yeomanry in 1793. Despite this, the most radical of its members had already found themselves oath-bound to the United Irishmen and on a collision course with the British establishment. Pictured here is a depiction of Lisburn volunteers on parade. The Volunteer movement was crucial to the founding of the United Irishmen and would later be inspiration for the volunteer groups of the early 20th century. #unitedirishmen#irishvolunteers#ireland#lisburn#history#irishhistory#reform#americanrevolution
To see how great God is, you have to acknowledge how weak you are. "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me." -Psalm 51:5
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I want to internalize this quote. ⠀
As much as I hate to admit it, there is (sadly) still a very big part of me that just wants everyone to like me. As much as I am FOR justice, there's a tiny voice in my head that pipes up every now and then that tends to ask something like, "Is it really too much to ask that everyone in the whole world loves me even WHILE I join the fight for justice and progress in the world?" ⠀
Um yes, Tiny Voice In My Head. That is too much to ask. We're privileged and we're not here to perpetuate that privilege.⠀
It's crazy to me how hardwired some of us are to people please. Enough really *is* enough though. I mean, if we're really going to fight for the marginalized and for lasting CHANGE and a GOOD way forward, we're going to have to disappoint, disagree with, and (peacefully) fight against a LOT of powerful people. ⠀
➡️➡️➡️ The time is now. ➡️➡️➡️⠀
The top federal prosecutor for Massachusetts said that while he cannot guarantee that people involved in the legalized industry would be immune from federal prosecution, his priority will be combatting the deadly opioid epidemic.
Realizing we live in an era, where our children have to plead with Washington for common sense gun reform, makes me feel that I’ve failed these children, and everyone affected by all these traumatic events, I’m feeling embarrassed to be an American theses days. I’m livid that Trump, days before this last atrocity, put pen to paper and overturned a law making it harder to purchase a gun, it’s harder to get a goddam drivers license. This is NOT A MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUE, this is a GUN EPIDEMIC. How many more lives have to be loss, how many more loved ones have to suffer, how many more phony, emotionless and completely scripted ‘speeches’ do we have to we have witness, how much more loss before these greedy politicians put lives before money? #guncontrolnow#NOW#fuckthisGOP#voteblue#impeachtrump@millenpolitics
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We shouldn’t have to worry about sending our kids to school. College kids, kids in high school, kids in freaking elementary school have been killed by gun shot wounds. People going to the movies, to the mall, to church, to concerts..... when will it end ? We have a problem that can’t be brushed under the rug. I know a lot of people that own guns and they will never use those guns to hurt people. But I also know a lot MORE people that should never get their hands on a gun. Any parent I know, if they could do everything to knowingly protect their children they would. Let’s protect our children, they can’t protect themselves....that’s OUR job to keep them safe. Let’s come together and make it difficult for people to walk into a school and kill dozens on kids. I don’t know how to do that exactly but let’s FIGURE IT OUT. #gunlaws#florida#protectthem#reform#protectourkids#gunreform#guns#onelove#love#figureitout
Please do not take this is a political post. It is not, but I’ve been incredibly shaken and saddened by the events that took place in Parkland, FL. This is a beautiful, safe community, idyllic almost in every way, it is truly Anytown USA and only 30 minutes from where I live. The cliche is true, if it can happen here it can happen anywhere. My Facebook feed is inundated by posts about the tragedy at MSD, but I’ve realized that many of my friends in other parts of the country are not affected in the same way. Here, I have many friends who are alumni from MSD and many wonderful friends who moved to Parkland to raise their families. This March is organized by students who were victims of this assault and have chosen to become activists from MSD for change. Please like, please share, and please go if you’re able to. #neveragain#msdstrong#parklandstrong#bethechange#msd#washingtondc#dosomething#marchforourlives
ReForm tejberizs / ReForm mliečná ryža #reform#milk_rice
Heti újdonságunk: reForm tejberizs.
Jelenleg két verzióban kapható: baracklekváros ill. csokis. Ahogy az összes reFormtermék, ez is hozzáadott cukor nélkül, liszt- és tejmentesen készült, nem tartalmaz szóját és adalékanyagokat.
Basmati rizsből készült, így alacsony a glikémiás indexe is. És még a pohár is reForm, hiszen növényi alapú, komposztálható "műanyagból" készült :)
[TW:gun violence, anxiety and PTSD mention, ableist slur on 6th slide]
This is such a powerful speech by Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the recent tragedy in Parkland. I had to share it w/y’all, I hope you listen to it! ~andrea