The world told Ferguson (and has continued to tell Ferguson) what it was and is. The events of 2014 happened, and they were tragic. However, the portrayal of this city only showed the bad and ugly, and failed to show any of the good.
Many local groups and individual citizens have worked hard to effect change. The #ThisIsMyThis event features collaborative projects by citizens of Ferguson, Dellwood and Jennings and artworks by individual artists. There are four Ferguson venues participating in this event. They are: Good Shepherd Arts Center, 252 S. Florissant Road; the Ferguson Municipal Library, 35 N. Florissant Road; St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1425 Stein Road; and Urban League’s Ferguson Community Empowerment Center, 9420 W. Florissant Avenue. Plans are in the works to have some live presentations during this reception. All four venues will be open for the reception from 2 – 4 p.m. The remainder of the show, venues will be open according to their usual business hours.