OCT. 6 2018

Newark Museum presents

(048) For Freedoms Plaza Party!

Saturday, October 6th, 12PM – 4PM

49 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

It’s not a block party. It’s a plaza party (with a mission). Help us get-out-the-vote with a voter registration drive, “lawn sign” art-making, music by DJ Prince Hakim, a selfie station, and light refreshments. Led by visual artists, Jerry Gant (Gantalism) and Linda Street (Pink Dragon).

*Free ticket includes admission to Museum galleries.

For Freedoms started in 2016 as a platform for civic engagement, discourse, and direct action for artists in the United States. Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s 1943 paintings of the four universal freedoms articulated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941 — freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear — For Freedoms seeks to use art to deepen public discussions of civic issues and core values, and to clarify that citizenship in American society is deepened by participation, not by ideology. For Freedoms is part of a rich history of artists employing means of mass communication to provoke political discourse. For Freedoms believes art, and artists, play an important role in galvanizing our society towards a more representative and transparent government. For Freedoms was awarded the 2017 ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform.

Supported in part by a grant from NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.