This is janet dandridge‘s Scream Project:
Post your screams!
Goodday humans! Sending positive vibes, strength, and justice your way. This is a call to artistic action, and you are among a select group of family, friends, and associates with whom I want to commence this journey! ***si vous avez besoin des informations en francais, dites-moi******dime si necesitas la informacion en espanol***
PROJECT INFOScream! Scream for catharsis, scream for awareness, scream so folks take effective actions against the chronic disease of hate, of racism. We must help each other release the tension, to live and bring justice! Global solidarity is necessary to conquer the forces of hate that try to consume us and infect our well-being. Everyone needs to feel it, everyone needs to experience it, everyone needs to work together to change the shit that literally kills us! Scream!!!
This long-term project, Release: That Black That Screams, is based in catharsis. I’m asking you to record the sound of your scream, and release physical and mental tension. Cover your cell phone camera with a black cloth OR point it at the sky…then scream, all we hear is you releasing the tension that humans, specifically Black people, experience throughout the world. Share the video throughout social media – and keep sharing whenever you experience hate and discrimination against you or any Black person. When you share your scream, share factual information to help people shift their mentality and hearts for the better, that can help people to ponder, that can help people establish methodologies in justice, that can forward people to trusted organizations and insightful books they can read, that can help us help ourselves. Connect with others in this collective catharsis using the has! htag #thatblackthatscreams.
Screaming to release tension is only one aspect of the healing that must occur for us to have freedom. This work, this gesture, enables us to do the other work pertinent to shift mentalities. Our work is multi-faceted and we must prepare in every possible way to continue the long-haul for justice. We must learn the law, learn the facts, study, work with trusted allies as well as enemies, listen, strategize, plan, self-reflect, and self-care to establish a new normal – HUMANISM.
Please use your one recording repeatedly to avoid stress on your body. Catharsis involves taking care of one another, so I am asking you to take care of yourself and not scream often, yet allow this one scream that you record to permeate each and every time it’s shared.
As an example for a social media post: I will upload my recording, and either on the screen or in the comments section, I will use the following text: What are the top 5 priorities in your life? In your local government, who has a role in affecting those priorities? What have those people done to help you achieve your goals? When is the next election cycle to either keep them in office or get them outta there? Thank you and remember #thatblackthatscreams. Please tag me @janetedandridge in your #thatblackthatscreams posts, so I can keep track of the evolution of this work.
SHARE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, NETWORKSI gave you the detailed info on the project but for your network, you can share these quick-instructions:
- Lay your phone on a black cloth or point it to the sky – so that the camera-side is facing the black cloth or the sky (we only see the color black or the sky)
- Turn on your video camera
- Record your scream to release tension
- Upload your recording to social media platforms
- Include a statement sharing factual information that helps people ponder. Ex: How can you help pass the HR40 bill in the USA?
- Include this hashtag in your post #thatblackthatscreams
- Tag @janetedandridge in your post