“There is nothing wrong with taking what you need from the past in order to find your way in the future.” – African Proverb

This website is about remembering the past in order to re-imagine the future. The performances, vigils, street murals and letters documented herein bring attention to the ways in which mourning can be a form of social critique and public art. Through  these various means, people who have experienced different kinds of violence in communities come together online and in person to make links between what is happening globally and what is happening in our communities.

Violence affects everyone in different ways but no one escapes it. Public community art can help people work through the ways in which violence has affected them. It can help folks from different social backgrounds connect with each other, talk about their memories and envision what they would like to change.