Submitted by: Seth J. Butler
Artist's Project Description:I wrote the majority of these piece the weekend of George Floydâ€™s death. In many of the conversations I was witnessing, I saw a huge division with very little effort being made to have a productive conversation to understand the complexity of racial unrest that we were observing. I wanted this piece to serve as a conversation starter for folks to honestly share how their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. No other artists were involved in the creation of this work.
Artist's Bio: Seth currently serves as the Director of Intercultural Student Services at the University of Findlay where he spearheads conversations and initiatives around diversity, inclusion, and faith. Seth facilitates conversations with the goal of helping others grow in their understanding of race relations in our society and he also uses poetry in his various platforms to spark conversations about the intersection of faith and racial justice.