The people of Ferguson have a story to tell – and one that the majority of those in the United States have not heard or fully understood. This story is even more urgent today.
PROOF: Media for Social Justice has collaborated with the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center on a new exhibit for the Moral Courage Project titled “Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame.” The exhibit, which will be housed in the Roesch Library first floor gallery, will be open to the public from the 17th of January to the 3rd of February.
A collaboration between students engaged with the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center and PROOF, Ferguson Voices is an attempt to spotlight and honor those who responded to the August 9, 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
The death of Michael Brown sparked outrage and launched a movement due to what many have known to be true throughout America’s history: For too long people of color have been systematically targeted and criminalized.
Ferguson isn’t the only community where disenfranchisement and inequality is manifest, but it has become a symbol. “Ferguson is everywhere” became the rallying cry in the days, months and years since Michael’s death.
Unwarranted traffic stops, fines and arrests of people of color are a regular experience for those who either grew up in or still live in the area. But these truths are not unique to Ferguson; they are replicated across the country.
The stories and images captured in Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame are a testament not only to the systemic discrimination that the Ferguson protests laid bare, but also to the power of transformative action taken to foster community, accountability and justice.
Location: University of Dayton, Ohio, Roesch Library first floor gallery, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45417
Dates: January 17th, 2017 - February 3rd, 2017
Times: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.,
Fri 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.,
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
For more information about the Moral Courage Project, please visit our program page - Moral Courage Project