Today we’re lending a hand to Street Artist and fine artist AKUT, who is using his name and privilege to organize a new video project that he hopes will continue the momentum against racism that is currently marching through many of the world’s streets.
Let’s ask all the questions about how a racists system is formed and if our actions or inactions and attitudes contribute to it knowingly or unknowingly. In the end, we’re all responsible.
“Use the power of your voice, show your face to be an ally in this movement against racism,” says AKUT in his new appeal for participants for his next video project.
“Be an amplifier for those who haven’t been heard for too long or have been shut down by officials and politics every time this ugly ball of violence gets another disturbing kick and rolls even faster.”
“I aim to use my abilities to participate in this worldwide movement, to stand in for humanity, equality, and to keep this fight a VISIBLE one as long as it takes. Again, the time for change is NOW!”
A Message from AKUT
I need you to help me creating another strong sign of solidarity with the whole act against racism. If you want to participate in a new video project, please send an email to:
SUBJECT: BLM IN *YOUR CITY/COUNTRY*
UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17TH.
All you need is a black and white printer, a camera (smartphone is sufficient), and the confidence to eventually make this change happen, step by step, together.
Thank you a lot in advance!
As a side note to all denier and conspiracy myths sympathetic, to the people, who have never been affected by racism, but keep on pointing out that all lives matter or saying this is not their problem:
I don’t say ONLY black lives matter. I was lucky so far to never have been under pressure because of anything that defines me by nature. I don’t take this for granted. You shouldn’t either. It should be everybody’s duty to make this world a worth one, to live in, with equality, freedom, and solidarity as a common basement.
It’s ridiculous and frustrating that one has to explicitly say that every life matters in order to not be attacked when standing up for others. There shouldn’t be any doubt about the value of lives, no matter the color of skin, gender, religion, social-economic or geographical background. In times when a specific group of human beings needs as much support as possible to be seen and heard, it should be a no-brainer to everyone, that this particular group needs to be underlined specifically in the public debate. Don’t mix this up or compare it to any other issue this world is facing. There’re for sure too many things not right on this planet, but we cannot act on all issues at the same time. This movement is against every act of alleged superiority over presumed minorities, against group-related misanthropy. This is against racism. – AKUT
All the best from Berlin
Falk aka AKUT
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