WHAT: The Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism exhibit on display at the Phillis Wheatley Community Library has been extended through Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
In 2016, a panel featuring racist artwork was removed from the Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, N.Y., after being on display for 111 years. The issue generated controversy in the community, and the Take It Down Planning Committee created this exhibit as part of an ongoing, educational process to create meaningful and sustained dialogue and action regarding individual, institutional, and structural racism.
WHO: Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism is organized by the Take It Down Planning Committee in partnership with the City of Rochester and the Rochester Museum & Science Center.
WHEN: Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm and some Saturdays as announced through Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
WHERE: Phillis Wheatley Community Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, N.Y. 14608.
ADMISSION: Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism is free open to the public.
ADDITIONAL MEDIA INFORMATION: For high-resolution images and additional information, contact the Take It Down Planning Committee at TIDPC@googlegroups.com.
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