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Embodied Equity explores how to use collective public art making and social activism to advance equity for groups labeled as marginalized, at risk, or disenfranchised in Maine. We all carry 7.2 billion years of evolution in our bones and blood. We all have stories about suffering from generational trauma.
Hearing other peoples' stories makes us curious about our own story, and gaining empathy for others permits us to be scared, to be in pain, to face those stories that live in us but have been kept at bay, on purpose, for survival. Empathy is why we do the work. Embodied Equity presents the Embodied Equity Play Tools, A Daily Conversation of Self Activism: & White Supremacy Culture. For every human.
This appropriate multi-year, multi-goal training and process turns public space into community space and allows the gift of collective public art-making to turn into forward-moving community activism. This mutual vulnerability offers a unique promise in art's direct communicative potential. The work and art are explicitly intended to send moral messages and to make people think, then move beyond the thinking into action, into self activism. Through these processes and its products, public art educates, challenges viewpoints, and promotes tolerance and interactions. It empowers marginalized groups and generates new community resources for everyone involved.