Basics: How do we bring attention to a domestic violence survivor’s (who are POC/LGBTQ+/Immigrant/Refugee) journey towards healing and hopefulness? How do we get people to learn more about this widespread yet still private issue? How do we get the public to 1) learn 2) to feel empathy 3) to feel inspired enough to organize around this work?
In October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month) we can do this. Collect survivors’ story of hope and tell the story in gallery form. Showcase this gallery at an abandoned spot in Lowell (or recreate a space to look like it’s abandoned). Abandoned spaces are often overlooked and there’s a secret kept inside. That secret could be a story of blooming hope and much like survivors – they often have an untold story of their journey. Ask our artist community to honor the survivors’ stories via their art medium. We can match up a story with and artist.