Elmhurst
Is For Everyone...

Is Elmhurst
For Everyone?

This installation encourages self-reflection on the cultural, racial, gender, and sexuality-based biases existent in our city. While many of us encourage inclusive behavior through our conversations, social media presence, and positive yard sign messages, many Elmhurst residents continue to endure micro-aggressions from these same members of the community. 

 

The colors of the signs reference a deconstructed view of the EPC logo -- which was itself inspired by an updated version of the Pride flag first flown in Philadelphia in 2017, which included black and brown stripes to signify inclusion of people of color -- and are interwoven to address the intersectionality experienced by many of our neighbors, as well as the powerful impact of our words.


Eight signs highlight questions that stem from ignorance and perpetuate bias. While questions similar to these are often well-intentioned, the effects can be hurtful, exclusionary, and ignorant. Eight different signs highlight positive actions to encourage change within ourselves, and to bring awareness to our own privilege and oversight, as we strive toward a truly inclusive Elmhurst. Through informed conversation, we hope to inspire our community to listen, learn, and empathize through the experiences of others.

 

Materials:

Recycled Campaign Yard Signs

Acrylic paint

Created by Elmhurst Pride Collective members with the assistance of community volunteers, this installation will be on display in the lobby of the Elmhurst Art Museum, 150 S. Cottage Hill Ave.,

May 13 - June 20.

Visit the museum's gift shop to find "Elmhurst Is For Everyone" yard signs and EPC Pride t-shirts, and show your Pride for inclusion and diversity in our hometown.

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