Well I guess it can now be Black Lives Matter Art Show went To Figment NYC as I type this blog post. And in the midst of everything else under the sun, Figment NYC 2015 has come to pass, although there is to be Figment Boston, Figment DC and other Figment projects in the days to come. And there was also that Governors Ball and Bushwick Open Studios events that happened this past weekend in that city of New York that were about art, art and more art and music, music and more music. And in between the rain and the sunshine I guess these events may have art and music rocked. And so that Black Lives Matter Art Show also found itself as an Occupy Art Show leftover from last years Occupy Art Show at Figment as in those photos posted above. And every picture tells a story, I think. And again, according to that Black Lives Matter Art Show Facebook event invite,
"The Black Lives Matter Art Show invites you to create your own art posters from art materials and supplies that will be available for everyone. Participants are encouraged to talk about the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the artwork they have created through the open mic."
And some of those thoughts that found themselves being written on that canvas for the day at that Black Lives Matter Art Show went something like:
Your Thoughts On Occupy
"Occupy needs to be more effective. Join in against UN Agenda 21 the plan to destroy the US by the UN. The UN = Global banksters"
"Be The Change"
"I Love Governors Island"
"Power (some word I can't read) with politics. Don't sit around and complain. Take over Washington."
"Occupy started with an essential conversation about income and equality. But it has expanded. Many people in various groups doing great work. A better world is critical."
"What does "Occupy" mean when possession is an illusion".
"Love conquers all".
"I Love Occupy".
"UK high court bans An Inconvenient Truth due to lies".
"Youtube: Agenda 21 for dummies".
"Great Grean Hoax. The radical enviro - eco - ists are useful idiots for unagenda 21".
Your Thoughts On Black Lives Matter
" It's time to do better. End the genocide of African - Americans and Black people around the world. Everyone deserves to thrive."
"Be the change you wish to see in the world".
"It's complicated, more complicated than either left or right media presents. It comes down to love and respect at the end. Treat everyone like your brother, that will make this world a better place".
"Keep the conversation going! We all matter!"
"Love is internal. It transcends the physical limitations racism creates. We are all connected".
"ALL LIVES MATTER!".
"#All black lives matter will ensure that all lives do matter. Let's keep fighting to re - center the conversation".
"LOVE, opportunity, respect for all people, equally + equitably! DIGNITY for all, JOY for all, PEACE for all".
"why can't we all just get along?".
"500 years later and we're still trying to make this point?! We need to come together and heal now. Educate about the true history. Share stories. Work for change".
"Just because blacks are blacks doesn't mean they have to be treated bad."
"I am black and my life does matter".
"It's a shame that statement even needs to be made! I should matter because I am human!!"
"So much I can say... I'm a product of the 70's bus protests to allow black children to attend and integrate all white schools. It was an eye opening experience. We were told "We don't want your kind here." And so 40 years later we still must stand up and demand that "Black Lives Matter!!!"
And thank you Figment for giving the opportunity to express those thoughts on Black Lives Matter. And a very super thank you Metro for mentioning that Black Lives Matter Art Show at Governors Island. And as I find myself posting on this blog every so often, whether or not there will be any more of those Occupy Art Shows or Black Lives Matter Art Shows to be drummed up in the New York City Area remains to be seen, though on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day one thousand and something, and Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast, I think. And Ferguson Action Network, Millions March NYC, Artists For Justice, Peoples Power Assemblies, Grand Central Terminal Crew, and a host of other Black Lives Matter related groups still continue to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement through rallies, protests, die - ins and other events and strategies that are welcome. No one is free when others are oppressed. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State
Justice for Eric Garner and all victims of racist police brutality
#blacklivesmatter #shutitdown #wewillnotbesilent #alllivesmatter #handsupdontshoot #justiceforericgarner #stolenlives ##thisstopstoday #boycottblackfriday #wewantjustice #indictamerica #icantbreathe #Ferguson #Baltimore
Black Lives Matter. Occupy Art. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide.