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Raja Belle Freeman: Consider This Your Trigger Warning
Artist Poet Raja Belle Freeman’s Exhibit “Consider This Your Trigger Warning” Demands Attention
“Consider This Your Trigger Warning” is Raja Belle Freeman’s collection of political poetry presented with her visual art. The mixed genre aesthetic both reminds the audience to look and listen. “Trigger Warning” presents juxtaposed imagery, one side shows society uplifting the black man, respecting and loving him, seeing his beauty. On the other side, society’s complacency with the black man’s destruction in the most gruesome and public way. Coupled with striking poetry this exhibit seeks to sensitize a society once more and to fight for what should not be buried.
“I found myself regularly discussing the cyclical nature of the consumption of Black bodies in the media. Someone was killed, we’d mourn them collectively, our passion for them would dissipate, someone new would be killed, and again, and again. My work focuses not only on this cycle, but on how it leads to collective desensitization when it comes to the destruction of people of color. Plainly, we can see a ... view more »
191 King James Way, Akron, OH 44308
Parking is available on the street or in the connected Summit County Parking Garage. Akron Soul Train Gallery is located in the Ohio Building.
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