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Friday, February 28 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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Since the year 2000, United States police have “mistaken” at least 38 distinct objects as guns during shootings of a majority of young black American men. None of the victims were armed.

This Is Not a Gun engages with the public through community-driven ceramic workshops hosted by artists, activists, healers, and mindfulness collaborators. Together, participants shape these mistaken-as-gun objects in clay, giving presence to their form, the human rights violations, and racism prevalent in America today. This Is Not A Gun endeavors to carve out time and space for a community to site these issues - the injustices inflicted at the hands of law and order - within our own bodies and stories. The collective labor we offer is in deference to and an act of respect towards those directly carrying these burdens. Each workshop upholds a nonjudgemental space for sharing amongst anyone who participates, and conversation is catalyzed from making and feeling.

Session Leaders & Participants
avatar for Angela Hennessy

Angela Hennessy

Angela Hennessy is an Oakland-based artist and Associate Professor at California College of the Arts where she teaches courses on visual and cultural narratives of death and contemporary art. Through writing, studio work, and performance, her practice questions assumptions about Death... Read More →
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Candice Price

Candice Price is an inspirational speaker in Los Angeles CA. She is a member of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) which “empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive services, and opportunities to advocate for policy... Read More →
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Cara Levine

Cara Levine lives in Los Angeles, CA. Levine is an artist exploring the intersections of the physical, metaphysical, traumatic and illusionary through sculpture, video and socially engaged practice. She is the founder of This Is Not A Gun, a multidisciplinary project aiming to create... Read More →


Friday February 28, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Courtyard, Japanese American National Museum 100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

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