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Democracy (is an action verb): VOTE
June 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Through my socially engaged practice, I attempt to develop work that helps audiences see themselves as protagonists, problem-solvers. Here, I challenge them to be the change they want to see, to work together to build a more perfect Union. To animate democracy.
By asking individuals to conjugate democracy as if it were a verb, I ask them to take action to make democracy happen. And by conjugating the other pronouns, I ask them to engage and also hold all others accountable.
As we approach the 244th birthday of our democracy, we must be ever-mindful that democracy isn’t a thing, it is a process. A process that requires every citizen to be involved. Democracy is an action verb. Make sure you are registered to vote in the upcoming elections. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, please consider voting by mail.
Register to vote here (General election deadline October 5): www.miamidade.gov/global/service.page?Mduid_service=ser1482258761076685
Vote-by-Mail ballot here (General election deadline October 1): www.miamidade.gov/global/service.page?Mduid_service=ser1512065909614490
Credit line for image above: Xavier Cortada, “Democracy (is an action verb),” chalk on chalkboard, 2017