“It was to create a different municipality that was a majority of people of color and working class folks, because we wanted a seat at the table.”
"We’re being used as political tools. That’s the most heartbreaking part of everything."
"The current timeline does not make us feel confident that everything that needs to be in place will be in place, for in-person learning."
“The role of art is to continue to show that out of pain comes beauty.”
70% of evictions are in communities where the majority are people of color; 37% of market-rate evictions occur in neighborhoods where the majority are Black
"If you want to show us that you’re there for our protection, you should have been there beside us, not coming at the end to start antagonizing protesters."
“The new thing that we’re seeing, as a result of the reopening and employers getting some money to bring workers back, is that employers are now asking workers to come back to work, often without many of the protections that would be necessary in place.”
“Going to galleries and museums is going to be very different, because people are not going to be willing to stand in a room with one hundred other people.”
“People are still getting deported. It’s a pandemic, and they are tearing apart families for nothing.”
“I’m concerned for the economic welfare and health of our artists, but I’m not afraid and not nervous about what creativity is actually taking place right now.”