Mesa Historical Museum Juneteenth Presentation The Matriarchs of Washington Park
Mesa Historical Museum
2345 N. Horne
Mesa, AZ 85203
Bruce Nelson will present at the Mesa Historical Museum a discussion about his current exhibition:
Matriarchs of Washington Park: The women who persevered through racism in segregated Mesa, AZ.
Crowd funding campaign link: https://gofund.me/d3b51b7c
Matriarchs of Washington Park celebrate the African American women who demonstrated courageous efforts of community activism, artistry, and kinship in the face of racism and misogyny. These matriarchs of Washington Park will be honored through portraits that lead to a companion art photography book and a documentary film.
Bruce Nelson is an independent documentary filmmaker, curator and published author from Mesa, Arizona. His work as a curator and documentarian focuses heavily on his experience of living in the once segregated Washington Escobedo neighborhood. His method of curation uses community input as its foundation to thereby reflect and celebrate community members of this often overlooked neighborhood. Nelson’s film practice has developed to be in conversation with compatible exhibitions without either relying on one another for context.
Nelson will share stories about these vibrant, strong independent women. A part of the conversations he desires to spark is an ongoing narrative about these heroic women.
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