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Sharon Prince Welcomes Carrie Mae Weems

Sharon Prince is the president and the chairperson of Grace Farms Foundation. Grace Farms is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2009 to improve people’s lives through engagement with the community, faith, nature, arts and most importantly, justice. Just like its name, Grace farms has proved to be a home for grace and peace for people, since its establishment. This organization has received several awards for its contributions to social good, architecture and environmental sustainability. Sharon prince took part in symposium Reimagining the Metropolis and she was appointed to the AIA Awards for the architecture jury.

Sharon has dedicated life to fighting, human trafficking, child abuse, and violence against children and women in the world. In the year 2016, she collaborated with the United Nations University to host a convening. The theme was Fighting Human Trafficking and Conflict. This then resulted in a publication in the UNs Security Council and United Nations Resolution 2331 in December. Under the leadership of Sharon Prince Grace Farms, this organization is rapidly growing.

Sharon recently welcomed Carrie Mae Weems, an influential American artist, in Grace Farms. She is present in different spaces as a mother and lover of her Kitchen Table Series or, clearly tells us a more about her. She performed at ‘Past Tense’ in grace farm, where she skillfully created a space in people’s minds to consider race, violence, injustice, and inequality. Through her powerful voice and help from other artists, she asked people to consider the relentless violence and injustices in society today.

She used words, images, and texts to take all those who attended the event through violent past and brought them to the possibility of human extinction. She also asked them to stop violence and consider the value of one’s life. At the end of the day, Weems left space for hope. Weems is hopeful that change is achievable and necessary.

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