Invitation to the ESU community to identify local or national women whose lives have been erased or forgotten.

Hwang flower portraitAn interdisciplinary, community-centered project focused on using art to activate the public memory of women, like Sally Hemings, whose lives have been erased or marginalized.

Two Brooklyn curators, Sasha Chavchavadze and JoAnne McFarland, bring their interdisciplinary project SALLY to East Stroudsburg University this fall. SALLY gets its name from Sarah “Sally” Hemings, the mixed-race slave woman who had six children with Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s most revered Founding Founders.

Join us on November 18 at 6:00 to hear JoAnne McFarland and Sasha Chavchavadze present The Sally Project. This presentation is open to the public for free. Please prepare your device by downloading zoom in advance.

The SALLY Project will be an online exhibition at ESU during the Fall 2020 and will showcase local and national artists, writers, performers, and historians intrigued by women, like Hemings, whose lives have often been erased or forgotten. First presented in the fall of 2019 in three Brooklyn venues, the SALLY Project will travel around the country in 2021, with on-site exhibitions scheduled for SUNY Adirondack in January, and The Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA in August.

For assistance or special accommodations, please contact or (570) 422-3813. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, services for physical, cognitive, visual or auditory assistance.

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Darlene Farris-Labar
(570) 422-3813