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Take Michelle Obama to Work – FREE Interactive Art with Aisha Cousins
Feb 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm| FREE
Participatory Public Art: Take Michelle Obama to Work Initiative
Inspired by Take Our Daughters to Work, performance artist Aisha Cousins invites you to stop by and pick up a young Michelle Obama doll and take her to work with you! It is the latest in a series of performance art pieces composed by artist Aisha Cousins to document black women’s experiences during the Obama era. By “taking Michelle to work,” the project draws attention to the extent to which electing the United States’ first black president required Michelle Obama to choose between pursuing her dream career and supporting black America’s political aspirations. It is a reminder of ways black women are forced to make similar choices between what is best for the race and what is best for themselves. By “taking Michelle to Work” we acknowledge the individual dreams that Michelle sacrificed. Aisha encourages the country to imagine a world where our daughters are no longer asked to choose. http://aishacousins.com/projects/obamaskirts/