“Do You K(no)w Me?”
$1500 in prize money.
Get your artwork featured in a museum.
Stop hate and hate crimes through art.
The Hate Crimes Prevention Art Project is a city-wide art contest for New York City high school students to combat hate crimes. OCA-NY is leading this project in partnership with Chinatown Youth Initiatives (CYI), South Asian Youth Action! (SAYA!), the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center), and Teens for Racial and Ethnic Awakening (TREA).
After a summer of training on hate crimes and art as advocacy, 12 high school interns selected by OCA-NY’s partner organizations will be the sole judges of all art submissions.
The theme for the 5th Hate Crimes Prevention Art Project is, “Do You K(no)w Me?” Too often, perpetrators refuse to know the victims as individual people, and instead, commit violent acts based on their hatred towards a person’s race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age and/or disability. This year, our interns encourage New York City youth to move away from saying “no” to “knowing” and to expand their worlds through art and help us understand one another as complex selves.
Click here for info on how to enter