Many may remember last year when Memorial hosted a display of art created by kids who have dealt with violence first hand. It was a moving collection of often-times raw emotion that, we think, connected with much of the justice work we try to focus on here.
We are pleased to announce that Art Against Violence, specifically from the University of Maryland Medical Center, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, will return to Memorial on March 22nd as part of National Youth Violence Prevention Week - March 19-23.
That evening, from 4-7, the artists will be on hand to showcase their work, answer questions, and be judged. The artwork will remain on display in the back of the church through Good Friday, for all to experience, after which it will head to other venues around Baltimore before returning to UMMC. The artists range in age from elementary school to young adults in college. We hope many of you will make time to witness their response to violence and support their courage and recovery.