Our issue: public art and combatting sexual violence in detroit

Sunday, September 16th from 3pm - 5pm
1550 Winder St, 
Detroit, MI 48207

Join Our Issue mural visionary and artist, Sydney G. James for a conversation with leaders from the Detroit community on sexual assault, how we all have a role in fighting it, and why public art is an important part of that fight. 

Speakers include:
Kalimah Johnson, Executive Director of the Sasha Center
Kim Hurst, Executive Director of Wayne County Safe
Sydney G. James, Artist/Murals in the Market alum

Moderated by Kristen Jordan Shamus, Reporter - Detroit Free Press

This year's Murals in the Market Festival features an Artist Series Our Issue t-shirt that features the 2017 mural painted by Sydney G. James and AskewOne. All proceeds from shirts will benefit Enough SAID, Wayne County SAFE, and the SASHA Center to support the ongoing effort of investigating the backlog of rape kits in Detroit and providing direct services and care to survivors. 

The Our Issue campaign was founded in 2016 as a collaboration between former Detroit Lions Linebacker, DeAndre Levy, survivor Desire Vincent Levy and apparel brand Detroit Hustles Harder to raise money to support processing the backlog of abandoned rape kits found in a Detroit warehouse. To date, the campaign has raised over $40,000 toward the effort. 

To donate go to: https://www.crowdrise.com/our-issue