A new mural will be officially unveiled today at the 12C Outdoor Gallery on Avenue C and 12th Street. (195 Avenue C.)
Daphne Arthur and Robert Galinsky created the work, titled "Ribbons of Justice."
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With support from a grant from the SOZE Agency, artists Daphne Arthur and Robert Galinsky work in collaboration with various criminal justice reform groups and individuals, to create "Ribbons of Justice", a mural that features writings, commentary, and advice from boys and girls, men and women, who are currently serving time at Rikers Island Jail and/or have served time incarcerated. Through workshops and interviews, Arthur and Galinsky engaged with scores of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people and distilled the writing into short powerful statements that address mass incarceration.
The mural image is the Statue of Liberty wrapped in unraveling and flowing ribbons, each printed with affirmative quotes and conscientious demands for justice and prison reforms. Echoing sentiments and experiences from formerly incarcerated individuals, we are confronted with a sense of hope and responsibility to restructure and create a healthier society.
The ceremony starts at noon.