We Stand. We Matter. | UNC's Polk Place | Arts | Indy Week
This is a past event.
"Victims of America" by Octavis Green is the inspiration for We Stand. We Matter.

Photo courtesy of the Artist

"Victims of America" by Octavis Green is the inspiration for We Stand. We Matter.

We Stand. We Matter. 

When: Thu., Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 2016
Price: Free

Elin o'Hara slavick often brings humanitarian activism into her practice, and her art students at UNC-Chapel do likewise. Slavick's students will next merge art and action in a public installation and performance outside of Wilson Library. We Stand. We Matter draws on the sociopolitical currents running from the Standing Rock pipeline protests to the Black Lives Matter movement, showing solidarity with the strength and unity of these movements in the face of oppression and police brutality. Inspired by student Octavis Green's "Victims of America," which shows a hoodie-clad skeleton with its hands up, the multidisciplinary work will include painted banners, skeleton figures, and more, styled after Trayvon Martin and Standing Rock protesters. After the performance, from six to nine p.m. in Wilson Library, the public is invited to a discussion with the student artists and student speakers representing Black Lives Matter and Carolina Indian Circle, with a performance by UNC's spoken-word group, EROT. —Jamie Stuart

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation