What is an art walk – how is it different to a protest march?
It’s pretty simple, a protest march uses marching as the vehicle of protest. In contrast, an art walk uses curated art, (visual art, signage, costume) as the lens through which the protest occurs.
Why an art walk?
Art as a means to encourage civic dialogue,
Art as a vehicle for communities to express their identity
Art as a platform to claim a sense of space and place.
With this walk we are in a very literal way inviting ALL of the public to contribute to the dialogues, debates & dreams of our time. Empowering individuals and communities to make a statement on social, political and cultural issues affecting THEIR country
Is this march inclusive I’m not Black or Brown, am I invited?
Yes, the art walk is for any person, regardless of race, creed, gender or gender identity, who believes in equal justice for all.
What’s up with the dress code?
It is not necessary to join the art piece. All are welcome to walk for social justice whether they are dressed or not , however – The lead section of the 2017 Art Walk will be curated to honor the artistic aesthetic of the original 1917 Silent Protest Parade.
Individuals and organized groups, wearing all white will carry art pieces and signs provided by the organizer.
Individuals that would like to take part in the curated re-staging of the walk should register to walk here ( Eventbrite Link)
Registered walkers will receive a certificate of participation.
Can I come by myself?
Yes! Please come & connect with a unique demographic of Art loving Activists ( like yourself) .
Can I bring a group of friends? Can we walk together?
Yes! Please do – If you are coming with a group of 20 or more. Please let us know
I want my organization to be involved. How can we join the mobilization?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how your organization can join and support the Silent Protest
I can’t attend in person, but I want to support the effort. How can I help?
Social Justice is an ongoing effort. Consider making a donation to the cause.
Will the art walk be accessible for people with disabilities?