organize your own
Description of Project
Organized by Daniel Tucker, “Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements”, was a touring exhibition and event series that started in Philadelphia at Kelly Writers House and Chicago at The Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery, with events taking place in both cities throughout the exhibitions. Organize Your Own featured new work by contemporary artists and poets that responds to archival materials related to the history of white people organizing their own working-class white neighborhoods in Philadelphia (the October 4th Organization) and Chicago (the Young Patriots Organization) in keeping with the mandate from the Black Power movement to “organize your own” community against racism.
The exhibition includes photographs of a performance from the “Lawn Jockey” series by Keir Johnston and Ernel Martinez.