TODAY, thanks to your support of this important project, Unsilence is launching a new online interactive exhibit that tells stories, through photographs and testimonies, of The Sisterhood, a collective of mothers, all women-of-color in Chicagoland, each of whom has lost a child to gun violence.
Narrated by the mothers and featuring the powerful photographs of acclaimed Chicago artist Cecil McDonald, Jr. -- the free online exhibit tells of how the mothers support each other in grief and take action toward justice and healing.
"It don't just affect me as a mother. It affects sisters, brothers, cousins, children. So we have to speak out about this... I was fighting this battle even before my son was killed... we have to find a way where people, everybody, takes responsibility of trying to curb this violence and trying to educate people about the effects of this violence on family members and the community." -- Gwendolyn Baxter
YOUR HELP: After you experience the exhibit for yourself, there are two ways you can show your support:
1. Share the exhibit on social media. Just share this link -- unsilence.org/sisterhood -- and add a personal message about why the mothers' stories are important.
2. Please consider making a donation to help us continue our work to bring the mothers' stories to schools and communities.
Thank you for your support of our urgent work.
We cannot unsilence without you.
The Unsilence Team