Wind of Change
The Annual Juried Spring Show in conjunction with Complexe Canal Lachine Open House was moved to a virtual reality this year due to the pandemic. My work SILENCE BREAKERS is a tribute to the women who denounced sexual harassment and globalized the #METOO hashtag.
Social activist Tarana Burke created the #METOO in 2006. Alyssa Milano tweeted the hashtag on October 17, 2017. The next day 30,000 people had tweeted #METOO. The movement brought together people of different classes, races and gender to fight against sexual harassment. The most prominent figure to be brought down, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 29 years in prison in February 2020.