Edo of Sodere Park, Ethiopia, Photo By Dominic T. Moulden
Show Opening & Artist Talk
Friday, February 6, 6pm-8pm
Workshop & Art Conversation
Saturday, February 21, 3pm-5pm
Open Mic Ova East
Saturday, February 21, 5pm-7pm
All events will be held at MICA PLACE, 814 North Collington Avenue.
A home offers the space for nurturing, growth and comfort — a place of heart, family and self. Beyond its physical structure, the health and wellbeing of everyone is shaped by our access to home and place. What is home? Who owns the land? Who decides?
These are topics community organizer and photographer, Dominic T. Moulden addresses in his upcoming photography exhibit “Solidarity 2: Home is Not a Commodity.” This show provides a worldwide look (South Africa, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.) at the idea of home and the universal human right to accessible housing.
Dominic brings these topics to his home city of Baltimore, where he invites us to join an ongoing conversation and fight for universal access to fair housing.
In solidarity, the exhibition will also feature the photography of local youth leadership group members of theBaltimore United Viewfinders. Dominic T. Moulden, MICA PLACE and Baltimore United Viewfinders, cordially invite the greater Baltimore community to join us for this exciting exhibit and related conversations.
Baltimore United Viewfinders
Baltimore United Viewfinders is a youth driven leadership organization using the digital arts to tell their own stories and home Middle East neighborhoods. These young photographers have documented the changing landscape of their communities over the past five years. Photographs by the youth will be featured alongside the work of Dominic Moulden, thereby providing both a global and local perspective.
Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
Master of Fine Arts in Community Arts (MFACA) students co-author and implement liberatory, social justice-based art programs centered around the identity, voice, story and interests of community. This agenda is grounded in the principles and power of community-centered identity, knowledge and self-determination. The MFA in Community Arts Program is located at MICA PLACE.
Ova East Open Mic
Ova East is a transformative, critical, social justice-oriented, intergenerational community-based open mic space that functions as a forum through which people from all over Maryland can share their creative passions and talents in/with the communities of East Baltimore. This monthly forum functions as a collaborative and participatory place of convergence that embeds art as a means for community building incorporating themes that are currently relevant to the needs and concerns of the community of East Baltimore — issues of home and displacement.
About Dominic T. Moulden
As a seditious teen in East Baltimore he was introduced to organizing in the late 1970s with Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD). Now close to 30 years later, he is still dedicated to a lifestyle of organizing evidenced through his current work with Organizing Neighborhood Equity DC (ONE DC), which focuses on resident-led organizing and leadership development through popular education and consciousness-raising to encourage and incite transformative social change. True to his conviction that social change is both personal and political, he has remained a steadfast student of social movement history and has accrued a wealth of knowledge around topics including but not limited to anti-lynching, abolitionist, women suffrage, black arts, civil rights and human right movements.
“Seeing with a heart when taking photos of people's sacred shelters whether it is made of straw, plastic, wood or bricks require a conscious effort to observe what makes a HOME special. These photos of East Baltimore, DC, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, and South Africa are political statements: my HOME is not a commodity; meaning not for SALE and we don't want to be DISPLACED!”