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Voices Against Injustice: April Newsletter

For our April Newsletter we asked Dr. Austen Barron Bailly, The George Putnam Curator for American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum and Lydia Gordon, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research, to comment on the topic, does art create social change? They shared their thoughts on experiencing the Derrick Adams: Sanctuary exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design and how the PUNTA Urban Art Museum is transforming The Point in Salem.

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GroundTruth receives award from Voices Against Injustice


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“In 1692, in the colonial outpost of Salem, Massachusetts, amidst local tensions and religious fervor, 20 people were convicted in hysterical and unfair trials and executed as witches. The Salem Witch Trials were a foundational flaw in the American system of justice, and a lesson for what happens when a community becomes so conflicted and so fearful that it turns on residents who don’t conform to the majority’s expectations.”

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Salem News: Foundation funds fearless reporting with GroundTruth Project award


“SALEM — Journalism is in a deep crisis, according to Charles Sennott, and he’s hoping his organization has the answer.

The GroundTruth Project, a non-profit media organization based at WGBH in Boston, supports young journalists and filmmakers to go out in the world and produce social justice journalism that enlightens and informs. The organization was awarded $10,000 and the 2018 Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice on Sunday at Salem State University’s Sophia Gordon Center.”

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(Photos by Jared Charney)