The Visibility Project: Making Black Girls Seen
On Thursday, July 27th, young women and girls gathered in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood to participate in an event known as The Visibility Project: Black Girls Takeover Douglas Park. The event, which was described as a “one-day public art program by black girls and young women from throughout the city of Chicago,” was hosted by A Long Walk Home. Although a space for celebration, the event honored Rekia Boyd, a 22-year-old black female killed by an off-duty police officer in 2012, and Nia Wilson, an 18-year-old black girl killed last week in what seems to be a racially motivated hate crime. Salamishah Tillet, co-founder of A Long Walk Home, emphasizes “we really do believe in healing as a form of social justice.”
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