The Promise is a Speed Art Museum Community Connections exhibition & PhotoVoice project that aims to more fully understand the lived experiences of the Black community in Louisville in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s killing through a series of art-making workshops and focus groups on the topics of personal experiences with gun violence.
Specifically, how has gun violence impacted your community and how has the promise of a brighter future been held in the balance? The Promise seeks to build on the life and legacy of Breonna Taylor, and our institution’s promise that the exhibition would not be the end of our efforts to engage with the Black community to build trust, listen to their perspectives and desires, and offer programming reflective of their experiences.
We are having a Community Day on Sunday, September 25, 1 PM – 4 PM to honor and celebrate our exhibition and project The Promise. The event will include a robust resource fair, food trucks, music, yoga, meditation, panel discussions, and more.
1 – 2:30 PM: A FREE screening of Cxffee Black to Africa with a post film Q&A
1 – 3 PM: Dj John Q will be providing the vibes all afternoon!
1 – 4 PM: Brainfreeze: Cones for a Cause & Anne Up Pizza food truck will be on-site
1– 4 PM: Visit the Atrium and Gheens court for a Service and Vendor Fair
1:15 PM: Stephanie Jackson will be providing guided meditation in the Grand Hall
1:30 – 2:30 PM: KY Yoga Initiative will be guiding a drop-in yoga session for all ages! Each session lasts 15 minutes and mats will be provided.
2:45 PM: Stephanie Jackson will be providing guided meditation in the Grand Hall
3 – 4 PM: The Promise Panel
Moderator: Toya Northington & Dr. Gaberiel Jones, Jr. (Researcher and Co-Facilitator)
Dr. Monique Williams, Director of the Office of Safe & Healthy Neighborhoods
Roberto Visani (Artist)
Keturah Herron (Steering Committee/State Representative)