Art Exhibit: The Human Face of Hate Crimes: A Retrospect

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
MUB Strafford Room

Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. ---Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The United States history of discrimination against different religious, racial and ethnic groups dates back to the formation of the colonies This legacy of hate and violence is a serious national problem that shows little signs of dissipating and presents a challenge for our nation to live up to its cherished values of liberty and justice for all.

For this year's MLK art project, UNH students from various backgrounds will research and present photos documenting a timeline of oppression in the United States. These images will demonstrate periods of American history where "justice for all" applied to only a few. They will show how our nation, as well as those being oppressed, responded to hate. At the unveiling, the students will host a dialogue centered around the 2010 Princeton Review Ranking that placed UNH in third place with the least amount of interaction between different races of students on campus. This dialogue plans to explore the correlation between lack of communication, misunderstanding, and hate in an effort to move beyond hope to action.