Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism Carousel Panel Exhibit
ROCHESTER, NY— The Take It Down Planning Committee in partnership with the City of Rochester and Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) invited the public to participate in educational programs about the Dentzel Menagerie Carousel panel exhibit, Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism, on Thursday, July 13 July 16.
These community-wide programs for all ages included an opportunity to view the exhibit, discuss racism today, and dialogue about actions we can take in Rochester to work toward social justice for all. The event took place at the FIGHT Village Community Center, 186 Ward Street. These programs were the continuation of an ongoing educational process in the Rochester community to create meaningful and sustained dialogue on individual, institutional and structural racism with the goal of impacting racism in concrete, measurable ways. For more program dates, times and other details including sign-up for organizations interested in partnering in the educational process, visit www.rmsc.org/carousel.
Viewing the exhibit is free and open to the public at FIGHT Village Community Center Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 5pm from now through August 31. Additional hours will be announced for educational programs.
Please visit the Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism webpage, hosted by the RMSC at www.rmsc.org/carousel
In 2016, a panel featuring racist "pickaninny" artwork was removed from the Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY, after being on display for 111 years. The issue generated controversy in our community. The Take It Down Planning Committee created this exhibit to show that pickaninny art perpetuates ongoing individual, institutional, and structural racism by denying the humanity of Black children.
Community Display Locations
The exhibit is free and open to the public at all locations
•F.I.G.H.T. Village Community Center, 186 Ward St.
Now through Aug. 31 | Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm