SHEILA PREE BRIGHT
Mothers March On
"In the fall of 2019, Bright and Felicia Thomas, mother of Nicholas Thomas, killed by the police in 2015, came together to create a safe space for mothers to openly share incredible experiences, lean on one another and build community. Mothers from across the county, including Samaria Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice, who was killed by the police at the age of 12; Oscar Grant's mother, Wanda Johnson; and Eric Garner's mother, Gwen Carr. From left: Tynesha Tilson (Atlanta); Wanda Johnson (Oakland, Calif.); Felicia Thomas (Atlanta); Gwen Carr (New York); Monteria Robinson (Atlanta); Dr. Roslyn Pope, author of "An Appeal for Human Rights" (Atlanta); Delphine Robinson (Atlanta); Patricia Scott (Atlanta); Montye Benjamin (Atlanta); and Samira Rice (Cleveland).
On April 23, 2019, during International Earth Day, three videos were activated at the Movement Lab ATL, curated by Likisha Griffin. In collaboration with ProtectYoHeart artist (New York) day in Atlanta, Sheila Pree Bright and the performance artist T. Lang collaborated on a video piece at the 'Mothers March On' mural at 190 Pryor street in Atlanta, Georgia.
© 2019 sheila pree bright