Saturday, June 17, 2017

“Listen Louder than You Sing” by Shannon Conley

“Listen Louder than You Sing” by Shannon Conley

This is one in a series of posts featuring an artist whose work is included in the Threads of Resistance exhibition. 

Artist’s Statement:
What do I want to say? That climate change is real and we need to take responsibility for it? That if we don’t protect our environment and natural resources now, our children won’t have anything left to protect in the future? That evidence-based science should inform policy? That immigrant rights are human rights? That feminism isn’t a dirty word? That implicit bias is real and ignoring racism won’t make it disappear? Yes, yes, yes to all of that. But more overarchingly, I want to say that my (and your) American experience is not all American experiences. That good leadership requires recognizing that those you serve don’t have the same needs and perspectives as you do. Stop conversing with only those who think like you do. To quote our choir director: “Listen louder than you sing.”

Hear a message from Shannon about her piece below:

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