"Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets" Panel discussion with Omar Jimenez
This virtual panel discussion, moderated by CNN Correspondent, Omar Jimenez, kicks off ACM’s outdoor installation of the "Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets" exhibition. https://anacostia.si.edu/Exhibitions/Details/Men-of-Change-Taking-it-to-the-Streets-6533 This poignant discussion includes the perspectives of Jonathan Jackson, Men of Change architect and founding partner at WSDIA; Dr. Rob Gore, ER physician, founder of KAVI Brooklyn and featured Man of Change; and Tariku Shiferaw commissioned Men of Change artist. The social unrest of 2020 has illuminated the active presence of institutionalized racism in America and its impact on the Black community. As Black men continually fight to prove their humanity, Men of Change creates space for them to have agency over their own multifaceted narratives that shift paradigms and dismantle negative racial tropes. Panelists will share how they wield power through creativity and resistance to make an impact in their respective fields and their communities. About the exhibition "Men of Change: Taking it to the Streets" As COVID-19 continues to severely impact museum visitation, the Anacostia Community Museum has quickly and creatively reimagined their upcoming exhibition, Men of Change. Formerly slated for display inside the museum, the exhibition has been redesigned for installation outdoors. Men of Change, which features the vibrant stories of more than two dozen African American male leaders, will create a stunning visual presence of Black male positivity along ordinary pedestrian walkways at a time when optimism and inspiration is needed.