Action by: Michele Pred
Date(s) - 04/01/2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Project for Empty Space
2 Gateway Center Gallery, Newark, NJ
ACTION: RECKON WITH REAL COST
On April 1st, Michele Pred will be giving out 1 Dollar bills that have been precisely cut to represent the differences between what women of different racial backgrounds earn as compared to white men. The bills are stamped with the actual percentages:
- 63% for African American women
- 54% for Latin American women
- 59% for Native American women
- 75% for White women
- 84% for Asian American women
This level of detail is meant to shine a light on the complexities of the unequal distribution of economic power. As Pred hands the bills out to women and men she will spark a brief conversation about wage gaps and the economics of inequality. With Pred’s tactile representations of facts in hand, these conversations are undeniably powerful. The bills become the very stuff of economic power… or lack thereof.
This event takes place at the Project for Empty Space in Newark, New Jersey, at the closing of the exhibition “Grab Back.” For more information visit http://www.projectforemptyspace.org/Want to hear about more events and updates? Sign up for our newsletter below!