[act-ma] (4/13) RADIO with a VIEW conversation with 2 artists exhibiting art meant to question "Boston Strong" (Sun)

David Goodman david at ibisradio.org
Fri Apr 11 14:00:29 PDT 2014

"RADIO with a VIEW" Sundays 10am - 12 noonWMBR, Cambridge 88.1 FM & wmbr.org
Marc Stern & Dave Goodman
Sunday April 6, 2014

Two of three artists exhibiting at the Community Church of Boston next week
will join us in the studio to discuss "Boston Strong?"

*From the press release* - Three artists - Darrell Ann Gane-McCalla, Shea
Justice, and Jason Pramas - will be holding a pop-up art show called *Boston
Strong?* from April 15-22, 2014 at the Community Church of Boston's Lothrop
Auditorium, 565 Boylston St., 2nd Flr. - one block from the Boston Marathon
finish line in Copley Square. A community opening with speakers -
including *Mel
King*, *Tina Chéry *of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and hip hop
poet *Ant
Thomas* - will be held on April 15 from 7-9 p.m.

The purpose of the show is to spark public discussion and debate about the
meaning of the popular "Boston Strong" slogan. The artists contend that
there is a disparity between media coverage of the victims of last year's
tragic Boston Marathon bombing, many of whom are white and live outside
Boston, and media coverage of the victims of ongoing criminal assaults
around Boston, many of whom are people of color and live in the city. Over
40 people have been killed in Boston, mostly by guns, since the Marathon
Bombings. But there is no outpouring of sympathy and financial support for
those victims' families from around the Greater Boston area, and little
serious talk of ameliorating the poverty that causes crime in Boston's
working class neighborhoods of color.

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