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January 06, 2016

Artists and poets host exhibition discussing racism

The series "Organize Your Own" pulls from both America's history and modern day culture

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Poetry File Art /for PhillyVoice


The multicity exhibition and event series "Organize Your Own" will take place in Philadelphia starting Thursday, Jan. 14. New works by contemporary artists and poets discussing racial and economic justice in the 21st century will be featured. The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage is lending support to the series while cultural venues around the city will host the performances.

Opening night will take place at 6 p.m. at the Kelly Writer House, located at 3805 Locust Walk, which will also host a photography and printmaking exhibit until Wednesday, Feb. 17. Events will take place throughout the series, including workshops, screenings and panel discussions.

Reservations for each event can be made through the organization's Facebook page. 

The inspiration behind the organization pulls from both historical references and modern culture, with the hope that individuals will organize their own communities against racism after attending the events.

In the video below, "Organize Your Own" discusses the group's influences further.

"Organize Your Own"

Thursday, Jan. 14 - Wednesday, Feb. 17