I had a chance to participate in the Ribbon of Hope project, a joint collaborative effort with the Northern Arts Coucil, Provident Counseling, The Adolescent Resource Center, and The Missouri Art Therapy Association.
Each person that visited our booth had a chance to express themselves with words of encouragement for the entire Ferguson community. More than 50 people came by and wrote words, created pictures on a ribbon. We have our community art installation at Victorians Plaza at 20 S.Florissant, which is where the Ferguson Farmers Market happens each Saturday, between 8am-12noon.
We will continue forward working with our youth and seeking peace, understanding, and healing from within our community. On a personal note, as a woman, I am hurting to think about the recent death of Michael Brown. I am a mother and I also have a young son. Regardless of how death occurs, it hurts.