My America: Being Human by Ron B. Thompson


My America: Being Human Gallery Opening

Friday, April 8 • Opening Reception • 6PM-10PM

Saturday, April 9 • Artist Talk • 3-3:30PM

Gallery Hours:

Saturday, April 9th: 10AM-6PM • Sunday, April 10th: 12PM-6PM

Co-Prosperity Sphere • 3219 S Morgan St

 

"My America: Being Human" conveys American iconic comic superheroes commenting on civil injustice within the black experience. Superheroes fight against injustice and fought for civil rights, which teaches that one individual has the power to make a difference.  

In the 21st century, people of color are still fighting for their humanity and civil rights. Black communities have to constantly challenge the idea of freedom without compromise through movements like the Ferguson riots, Baltimore riots, and the Million Man March (Justice Or Else) are representations of the people refusing to be invisible and directly challenging forces that contest their opposition for freedom and equality strengthen our culture.

In spite of threats and attack, the oppressed still stands for justice.

Ron B. Thompson resides in Chicago as an artist in resident where he is developing his professional art career. 

Visit Ron B. Thompson's site HERE