Pelham Laundry Courtyard Installation Inspiring Conversation on Racism
The courtyard installation “Pelham Laundry” received recent broadcast news coverage. News12 Westchester and CBS2 New York aired stories featuring the courtyard art project that features stories of experience with racism in Pelham, anonymously submitted using the hashtag #ThanksPelham.
About the Project
“#ThanksPelham was created in order to establish a voice for the unheard and to create a safe space for the unseen victims that experienced and witnessed racism in the small town of Pelham/Pelham Manor. This journey started with sharing my own experiences of racism in Pelham. After receiving overwhelming feedback and being contacted by countless victims with untold stories of numerous accounts of racist and prejudice experiences, I felt compelled to have their voices heard. This movement is intended to bring awareness to the injustices people of color face in a predominately white setting. My mission will hopefully start a well-needed conversation about the racism that has plagued this town and to begin an initiative to better equip Pelham to become an inclusive society for all of those within and around its community. Feel free to use this hashtag to share your experiences, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your story to the project.”
-Sabrina Harrison, Co-Curator, Organizer
Astiney Montiel, Facilitator
Paula Wood, Producer