Charter Oak Cultural Center is proud to present “Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal” in a special partnership with Uconn’s Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Join us for a complimentary wine and cheese reception on April 13!
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
“Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal,” investigates the prevalence of segregation in the United States public school system.
Since the inception of #BlackLivesMatter in 2012, the American population is reflecting on what happened after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-60s. That word “after” is part of the conundrum that surrounds our present-day conversation around race and racism. What exactly came to an end? The exhibition Still Separate – Still Unequal seeks to examine ongoing racial and economic disparity in the U.S. public school system.
Reports in 2014, the year that marked the sixtieth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown V. Board of Education decision declaring segregated schools as unconstitutional, showed an increase in school segregation. How has this happened, and how can we use art to push the conversation into the public discourse in a new and provocative way?
This reception is free and open to the public.
“Race and Revolution” will be on display in the Charter Oak Gallery from April 2-30.