"i am now my child's voice
a voice that has been silenced forever"
- Rotunda Jordan
Unsilence is working to amplify the voices of The Sisterhood, a collective of Chicago mothers, all women of color, each of whom has lost a child to gun violence, including gang violence and police brutality.
A NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION
With your support, Unsilence worked with members of The Sisterhood to create a new and compelling online exhibit that tells the stories of these mothers and their children. The online exhibit is free and open access to all.
EDUCATOR GUIDES: COMING SOON
The exhibit will be accompanied by educator guides to support classrooms and communities have conversations about grief, family, and resilience, and the real life implications of gun violence, gang violence, racism, and police brutality.
GOALS OF THIS PROGRAM
(1) To unsilence the personal and collective grief, trauma, activism, and healing of mothers of color whose children have been killed by gun violence. (2) To humanize the mothers' murdered children who are so often portrayed in a negative light by the media. (3) To help communities across Chicago talk about systemic violence and justice, because we can only solve this crisis together.
Between 2016 and 2018, in Chicago alone, 12,812 people were shot. In 2020, so far in Chicago, 3,041 people have been shot. Gun violence in Chicago disproportionately affects black and brown communities, particularly young black men. The media too often portrays them in a negative light, stripping them of their humanity, and leaving their stories untold.
Why Grieving Mothers
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