Slated for installation in the Fall of 2022, Mayor Ras Baraka and the City of Newark have commissioned Architect Nina Cooke John to design and build a monument in the newly renamed Tubman Square (former Washington Park) which will honor the legacy of Harriet Tubman and the city’s long fight for justice and liberation

On March 16 from 12- 2pm, Nina Cooke John and her team invite you to join her at Gallery Aferro and contribute to the making of the monument, through two hands-on tile and audio recording workshops. Participants will be asked to to etch onto wet clay and record their stories of freedom and liberation in a private sound booth. The mosaic tiles from these workshops will be incorporated into the monument’s ground and wall surfaces and the audio recordings will become a part of the listening experience for everyone visiting the monument. This will not be a static statue of a woman but a dynamic multi-sensory space that encourages engagement, reflection, and learning.

Location: Gallery Aferro, 73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102

This event was made possible by The City of Newark, Gallery Aferro, The Newark Museum of Art, Audible, and Newark Arts.