You are invited to a multimedia art exhibition, #See Justice, that will focus on isolated voices and highlight their interactions with the criminal justice system. Centered on the indigent defense and related issues, the exhibit aims to promote reform in the justice system of the Memphis area.
- When: September 26th, 6pm-10pm
- Where: Comotion Studio (416 N. Cleveland St)
The exhibit will feature artists Aylen Mercado, Trayvius “Tray” L. Butler, Christian “CLonzell” Williams, Frank D. Robinson, Jr., and Amie Vanderford. Food trucks will be available and the Just City photo booth where you can describe your idea of what exactly a “just city” means.
The host of the exhibition, Just City, was founded this year by activists, attorneys, and civic leaders who wanted to provide an independent perspective for individuals, children, and families who come into contact with the criminal justice system in the Mid South. They will advocate for consistent right-to-counsel policies and promote community based solutions to fix the problems within the criminal justice system.
#See Justice was curated by local journalist and Just City board member Elle Perry. The exhibit hopes to present social justice issues in Memphis to a wider audience through an artistic means. The main themes of this exhibition are indigent defense, criminal justice reform, social justice, marginalized voices, and teen voices.