Join us at our traveling exhibition The Color-Brave Photo Project: Black and Brown Faces, a New Narrative from April to October!
There are several negative common racialized narratives in Oshkosh about residents of color: (1) People of Color are moved to Oshkosh from the "hoods" of Milwaukee or Chicago exclusively or (2) People of Color move to Oshkosh "for the prison". This last example is the most prevalent and the most damaging.
The Color-Brave photo gallery will feature pictures of Black and Brown residents accompanied by their stories that UW Oshkosh Humanities Experts" will help to write. The goal of the project is create a new narrative because we know that People of Color are more complex and their reasons for moving into any community vary. This project is a celebration of People of Color, their choices, and their lives.
The exhibit is a traveling road show with Humanities Experts serving as "curators" who will guide facilitated conversation at every gallery designed to help explore the details and complexities that the dominant narratives reduce and silence.
The Color-Brave photo project will feature pictures of Black and Brown residents accompanied by their stories that UW Oshkosh Humanities Experts will help to write. The goal of the project is create a new narrative because we know that people are more complex and their reasons for moving into any community vary. This project is a celebration of people of color, their choices, their lives with their images and stories.
This project was funded by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation.
The exhibition is on display April 30-May 4 on the second floor of Reeve Union Hall on the UW Oshkosh campus during normal union hours.
● First Congregational Church May 5-9
● The Draw June 1-8
● Appleton Public Library Sept. 27-TBD
Additional thanks go to Candeo Creative and UW Oshkosh for their support.