LIVE FREE USA Launches New Speaker Series Inspired By Artist Kehinde Wiley’s Acclaimed “Archaeology of Silence” Exhibit at de Young Museum

Date(s) - 05/13
11:00am - 3:00pm

de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, California

Join us for the first installment of a new speaker series inspired by artist Kehinde Wiley’s acclaimed “Archaeology of Silence” Exhibit at de Young Museum. Co-hosted by Families United for Justice and with presenting sponsor Google, this inaugural session will unite women who have suffered the loss of their children due to systemic violence including Wanda Johnson, mother of Oscar Grant; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; Wanda Cooper, mother of Ahmaud Arbery; Deanna Johnson, mother of Andrew Joseph; Taun Hall, mother of Miles Hall; and Mona Hardin, mother of Ronald Greene.

Moderated by Pastor Michael McBride, this will honor their cherished children and highlight their ongoing pursuit of justice. Through captivating performances, engaging panel discussions, thought-provoking lectures, and interactive audience participation via live-streaming and real-time social media sharing, the “Archaeology of Silence” inaugural event will inspire reflection and drive conversations around understanding the intersections of art, suffering, and healing. The “Mother’s Day” weekend launch event will be dedicated to honoring the mothers who have lost their children to police brutality.