The deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown by police officers last year caused protesters to take to the streets and elected officials to call for a broader discussion on race in America.
This coming weekend, an art show on Governors Island encourages attendees to create their own artwork in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and express themselves verbally through an open mic.
“Black Lives Matter Art Show is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement to discuss, expand scope, perspective and inspiration towards an ongoing series of future culture jams and events around this theme and time,” according to the organizer, Occupy Art.
About 300 people have RSVPed to the event on Facebook.
The art show on June 6 and 7 is part of FIGMENT NYC, a free and participatory public art event on Governors Island through the end of the summer.