HAPPY BIRTHDAY RUBY BRIDGES!!! AND HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TO MANY TODAY! SENDING ENERGY TO YOU TODAY AND EVERY DAY!
Commissioned illustrator and dancer, Justin Bowen ( @just.indie_cisive ), re-imagined this photo of six year old Ruby Bridges, being escorted into a White, first-time integrating, Louisiana elementary school, in 1960. This is the first installment of a few re-imaginings by a few different visual artists of iconic, difficult, images/moments/memories portraying schooling for black and brown youth inside of spaces and architectures spelled by white supremacy and colonialism. This was inspired by a knowing of the traumas that accompany so many young people across the world, entering and competing in educational institutions, spelled by white supremacy and colonialism. We feel and are magnifying the growing urge to re-write how we school. We understand that this re-writing will take great imagination, and great re-imaging. Thank you all visual artists involved for your labor.Continue reading “PROTECTION AND LOVE FOR ALL THOSE STARTING SCHOOL TODAY, THIS MONTH, THIS YEAR//Recovery Series//Episode 4”