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We Stand. We Matter.

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

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

Price: Free

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