Thursday, January 20, 2011

When people give you shit, write it on a brick

On my way to the library this afternoon, I noticed a colorful wall of blocks close by.

Upon further investigation, I realized it was the Writing on the Wall project UF does every semester.

From a UF site:

Through the act of physically constructing and tearing down a wall representing oppression and inhumanity towards all people, participants experience the power to create positive change for the future. We will build a 40’ by 9’ cinderblock wall in Plaza of the Americas January 23-28, 2011. At the end of the week, the community will come together to pull down this wall, symbolically tearing down the barriers between us. This project is not designed to make great or large scale changes. It is about starting dialogues and raising awareness in an effort to lay the path for greater understanding and respect for one another.


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