A London-wide street exhibition is being launched to showcase the project and to find more inspiring people to take part. Six portraits, taken by Agenda, will appear across the city featuring figures such as DJ legend Don Letts and Jesse Robinson, MBE.
The exhibition is created in recognition to the fact that black voices are too often missing from public discourse and platforms – and they need to be heard to heighten cultural empathy, inclusivity and fairness.
The Black Resilience exhibition can be seen from 31st August 2020. Posters will ask passers-by to nominate black creatives, community leaders and business owners that inspire them and who make a positive impact to the UK’s capital.
Agenda Brown said:
“The Black Resilience chapter of The New Chieftains focuses on black members of society who have overcome challenging moments in life to become more inspiring than ever. With tenacity and resilience at the core of these stories, Black Resilience pays respect to these Chieftains. This project is both an inward introspection and also an outward expression of positivity in the face of long-term bias and constant obstacles.”
To nominate a person who should be featured in the Black Resilience project, visit Agenda’s website and fill out the form here: thenewchieftains.com/black-resilience/
GOOD joined forces with a number of partners from media and social enterprise sectors to make the exhibition happen, including: Mediorite, Jan Lewis, Lena FTSQ, Build Hollywood, JACK, Jack Arts & Diabolical.