Art exhibit in Pelham explores people's experiences with racism

A social media trend exploring racism in Pelham is coming to life.

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2020, 9:48 PM

Updated 1,436 days ago


A social media trend exploring racism in Pelham is coming to life.
The new art exhibit is giving people in Pelham the opportunity to air out their dirty laundry and explain their experiences with racism.
"Pelham Laundry" is a public art project at the Pelham Art Center.
It features real social media posts from people describing the racism they've experienced in the town.
Nothing is off limits.
Stories of interactions with police, teachers and classmates are on display.
Creators are hoping it creates a conversation about race in Pelham.
Pelham resident Sabrina Harrison is the inspiration behind the project.
"I started sharing my stories and then moments later I got a flood of messages in my DMs and I decided to share them anonymously. A lot of people thanked me because they felt like their experiences were silent. There was silence in this town because this is a predominantly white town and we felt like we had no voice here," she says.
Lifelong Pelham resident Brandon Brown says a fellow student took back a birthday invitation because he was Black. He was 5 years old.
This exhibit will stay open until July 5.

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