Hastings Museum invites community responses to George Floyd’s killing and Black Lives Matter movement

Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is offering its platform to local black and minority ethnic communities to share their responses to George Floyd’s killing in the USA and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Hastings Museum (file image) SUS-160102-102306001Hastings Museum (file image) SUS-160102-102306001
Hastings Museum (file image) SUS-160102-102306001

Cllr Kim Forward, leader of the council, said: “The council supports the Black Lives Matter movement, and all those across the world who are raising awareness of racial injustices.

“We have seen those locally in Hastings who have been supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and we want you to know that we stand with you.

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“We are hoping that Hastings Museum & Art Gallery can make a small difference in our local area, by amplifying the voices and supporting the work of Black and minority ethnic creators.

“The museum is looking commission three to four responses from local black and minority ethnic people to the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

“The response can be in any format - written, video, artwork, anything you can think of.”

Anyone interested should email [email protected] with the type of response they would like to make and their hourly rate/fee for doing so.

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Last Sunday (June 7) hundreds of people attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Alexandra Park.

People observed social distancing by sitting apart and the wearing of masks was compulsory.

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