It was very successful , so after the murders of George Floyd , Ahmaud Arbery , Breonna Taylor and so many others , I felt the responsibility to formalize the effort . I felt the need to hold myself and others accountable for the mission to empower anti-racism through the arts .
Who is behind the organization ? I am the driving force behind the organization . However , every effort , opportunity and experience we create is the result of community collaborations with artists , curators , activists , art and community organizations . All our success is the result of great partnerships with community members who believe in a just , equitable and antiracist society . Last year our organizational partners included the Morven Museum , McCarter Theatre , the YWCA , the Princeton Arts Council , Princeton United Methodist Church , and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton . All our partners bring great value ; no one is a partner for name recognition only . This year , for Memorial . Monument . Movement we have a superb organizing committee which began with artists Judith Brodsky , Andre Veloux and Cynthia Groya giving birth to this idea of a national on-line exhibition and civic action for voting . We brought other well-respected and highly decorated artists and arts administrators onto the committee : Kimberly Camp , artist and former director of the Barnes Center ; Ilene Dube , arts journalist , curator , documentary filmmaker ; Nancy Shell , an established artist based in Philly ; Isabel Nazario , founding director of the Rutgers Latino Center for Arts and Culture ; and Mary Oestereicher Hamill , a socially engaged artist / educator and curator at Princeton University ’ s Bernstein Gallery .