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American Civic Life

Images of Love, Hope and Unity Surround Kenosha

Sep 1, 2020

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We know that hopes and prayers are not enough to stop a speeding bullet or to counteract centuries’ worth of systemic racism and the calculated oppression of our siblings of color so ubiquitous in this nation’s history that many of the privileged among us still do not recognize it even exists. We know that in addition to the hope of our hearts and the prayers of our souls we must act.

Religious leaders of diverse faiths offer prayers and reflections at the CUSH Interfaith prayer service held at the Second Baptist Church of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Religious leaders of diverse faiths offer prayers and reflections at the CUSH Interfaith prayer service held at the Second Baptist Church of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Messages of peace painted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Messages of peace painted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Messages of hope painted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Messages of hope painted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

#KenoshaStrong painted on a banner hangs over the ruins of a building, and another painted wall portrays a message from scriptures.

#KenoshaStrong painted on a banner hangs over the ruins of a building, and another painted wall portrays a message from scriptures.

An MLK quote and messages of peace and love are painted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin.

An MLK quote and messages of peace and love are painted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Scriptures quoted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Scriptures quoted on walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Scripture quotes and message of strength and resilience painted around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Scripture quotes and message of strength and resilience painted around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Paintings of Love, Unity, Justice, painted on brick walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Paintings of Love, Unity, Justice, painted on brick walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Paintings of love and hope around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Paintings of love and hope around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Black Lives Matter and messages of unity painted on plywood walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Black Lives Matter and messages of unity painted on plywood walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Black Lives Matter and messages of unity painted on plywood walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Black Lives Matter and messages of unity painted on plywood walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Paintings of love and equality on plywood walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Paintings of love and equality on plywood walls around Kenosha, Wisconsin

Messages of the power of love painted on plywood walls across Kenosha, Wisconsin

Messages of the power of love painted on plywood walls across Kenosha, Wisconsin