“You know there is work to do when the marches and protests are over.”
Black Lives Matter
Though hundreds in the Boston area signed the June 2020 Open Letter from Boston Arts and Cultural Workers in Demand of Racial Equity and Social Transformation that began this inquiry, listing their professional affiliations along with their names on the petition, many have been reluctant to talk about what they or their institutions have done or plan to do since making these commitments.
Those who follow conservative media may have already viewed bogus reports from the scene written by people who don’t understand (or care to understand) political theater or satire.
“What a lot of people don’t understand is that protests are just the beginning of a revolution.”
From Nubian Square, marchers took their signs and bullhorns to Franklin Park, where calls for justice continued ...
Taking Action for Black Lives in Boston’s Arts Community
In June, Jason “Swat” Talbot was invited to paint a mural on Posto, the pizza place outside Somerville’s Davis Square. Amidst the Black Lives Matter protests, someone had tagged “BLM” on the wall, Talbot says, “really sloppily.”
Anti-Asian sentiment continues to hurt businesses, residents in Boston
“The role of art is to continue to show that out of pain comes beauty.”
Co-author says “the younger Chinese generation in America should be more political than their parents”