RE-SEARCH. RE-THINK. RE-PRESENT.
This monument to love and change sits in the heart of Embrace Boston’s multidimensional approach to transform Boston.
OUR MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH
Monuments & Cultural Wealth:
Re-imagining our public spaces to honor diverse histories and inspire unity.
The destruction and subsequent loss of African people’s culture upon forced arrival in the States has had irreparable harms that still affect Black people today. A result of Jim Crow and ongoing discrimination has resulted in a denial of Black people’s right to openly express their cultures, a habit of cultural appropriation by the broader public, and a denial of resources and rights for Black people to be self-determining in this society.
In order to fully determine the harms done in this area, it is imperative to note the relevant and continued perpetuation of Black cultural erasure that can be seen in large cultural institutions in the city, the memorials that are chosen to be commemorated, the historical buildings that have been preserved, and the racial and ethnic makeup of faculty and students in art schools and colleges in the area. Boston is known nationwide for its predominantly White composition, but Black people have always existed here. The lack of Black culture is not accidental, but is instead a consequence of historical inequity and injustice.
Fostering community participation to ensure that people see themselves and are reflected in the work.
Shaping our city's story to acknowledge past hardships, celebrate progress, and envision a just future
Striving for equitable access to resources and opportunities across all neighborhoods
Implementing inclusive policies that directly address inequities and promote sustainable development.