Announcing a show that celebrates the launch of a movement. Told through the experiences of Memphians.
Inaugurate the Resistance is an exhibit that brings together photographs, stories, and footage from the Women’s Marches that happened on January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC and Memphis, TN. Collaborating artists include photo journalist Yolanda M. James, Joann Self Selvidge (True Story Pictures), and Sara Kaye Larson (Maps & Weather Productions), along with co-curator Jamie Harmon (Amurica). Opening night is Friday, May 5th from 6-9. The exhibit runs May 4th-8th.
Gallery hours will be 3-9 on Thursday and Friday, and 11-5 on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. NOTE: Due to the Memphis Women in Film sponsored documentary screening EQUAL MEANS EQUAL, the "visual tunnel" screens and footage will be taken down early, on Monday morning.
Bring your sign of resistance.
Your personal signs of resistance have a special place in our exhibit on the community wall. We will display them from the moment you bring them in (even if that's during the opening night event!) until Monday, May 8th. We will take photographs of each sign to include in our archive contributions (see below), and we will take good care of them until you return. When you bring in your sign, please leave your name & contact info on the "signs of resistance" sheet in the gallery.
Tell us your story.
If you participated in the Memphis march (or chose NOT to participate), we would love to record your personal story of resistance. Opening and closing nights will include interactive opportunities for audiences to record their stories onsite. You can drop by the gallery to record your stories during these times: 5-6 on Friday and Monday, and 11-1 on Saturday. Come prepared to share your memories from the Women's March - or, if you didn't march, your reasons for choosing to resist in other ways. These are short, 15 minute interviews, and the schedule will be first-come, first-served.
Please see the sign-up sheet at the gallery to reserve a time for your interview with us. These recordings will be posted online at Storycorps.me and donated to the Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive at Rhodes College and the Digital Public Library of America.
Support this project.
Please support our exhibit with a donation. We are still accepting donations to cover our production and installation costs. We have a 501c3 fiscal sponsor, so all contributions are tax exempt to the extent allowed by law. DONATE HERE.
Or you can buy one of the photographs at the exhibit! The show features 12 framed portrait photographs (12" x 18") which will be available for purchase, along with the background images: 6 large photo panels, which are mounted on jet board (44" x 66"). Ask gallery representative for details.
Inaugurate the Resistance is sponsored by:
Memphis Women in Film
In-kind sponsorship by: