Unsilence Voices: The Sisterhood is a community-based initiative designed to harness and amplify the powerful voices of brave Chicago mothers who have lost a child to senseless gun violence.
Renowned artist and educator, Cecil McDonald, will capture the lived truths of these mothers and their journeys through grief, activism, and healing. A culminating interactive exhibition will engage the public in crucial conversations around the intersections of race, violence, media narratives, and collective trauma. A web-based digital version of the exhibition and educational materials will be disseminated to classrooms and communities around the country.
2,758 people were shot in Chicago last year. Gun violence in Chicago disproportionately affects black and brown communities, particularly, young black men. Their humanity is questioned and their stories go untold.
"Some people don't even see us as human."