This summer, community organizations will activate the galleries and visitors with a series of public forums focused on racial and social justice, civil rights, and education.
The Delaware Art Museum’s civil rights-themed summer exhibitions examine the local and national struggle for equality. Public programs planned around the exhibitions encourage visitors to respond to this history and take action by connecting with local organizations that forward social change in their city. Through its Community Forums, the Delaware Art Museum offers a civic space as a platform for dialogue. These forums will be facilitated and are open to all visitors and viewpoints. The Delaware Art Museum does not take a stance on any political issue. The Museum strives to be a vital hub where community members come together on equal terms to engage in cultural and civic discourse around art.
Thursday, August 2 | 6:00 p.m.
Legislative session has come to a close and four bills supported by Network Delaware have passed. Their work is far from over. Join Network Delaware at the Museum’s Community Forum to learn how you can get involved. They’ll discuss what “reproductive justice” means and why these bills are important. Free.
Delaware Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow – Why the “New” Jim Crow?
Thursday, August 23 | 6:00 p.m.
Many say, the “old” Jim Crow never died. So, why do we call it the “New” Jim Crow? Join the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow in a discussion of the evolution of racism in U.S., including why changes in the way oppression is carried out requires new approaches to racial and social justice, and how grassroots, community-led transformation is key to creating a just and fair world.