Practicing Radical Forgiveness in the Political now: A Justice Fleet Exhibit Fostering Healing through Art, Dialogue and Play.

Amber Lauren Johnson

Abstract


This essay highlights The Justice Fleet’s Radical Forgiveness exhibit as one experience dedicated to highlighting the need for active healing through traumas whilst simultaneously fighting against them. I begin by defining social justice and radical forgiveness within this political moment, and then turn towards The Ferguson Neighborhood Policing Committee and their use of Radical Forgiveness as a site for healing post Michael Brown’s murder.


Keywords


social justice; the justice fleet; mobile museum; art activism

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