“Get Woke’ by Julie Parrish
This is one in a series of posts featuring an artist whose work is included in the Threads of Resistance exhibition.
The occurrence of the expression “Get Woke” is the concept of using social pressure to test complex cultural norms, systemic injustices, and the existing state of affairs. It refers to a person’s awareness of the current conditions of the world they inhabit. Questioning social norms requires an active process of abandoning social conditioning. True intellectualism requires a constant journey for knowledge and information. Getting woke and staying woke is understanding others’ experiencing and advocating global transformation and progression for all people.
Hear a message from Julie about her piece below: