Logo for upcoming art exhibit at Peninsula JCC
Logo for upcoming art exhibit at Peninsula JCC

PJCC seeks art on ‘consequences of hate speech’ for upcoming exhibit

Recognizing that “hate speech is increasingly prevalent, tearing apart the fabric of our communities in ever more violent and destructive ways,” the Peninsula JCC in Foster City has put out a call for artworks “on the consequences of hate speech” and will mount an exhibition on the topic in the fall.

The exhibit’s purpose is “to illuminate hate speech, its historically destructive manifestations, and its consequences for humanity,” the announcement said.

“On the Consequences of Hate Speech” is the name of an exhibit created several years ago by Jewish Art Salon members Robin Atlas and Nancy Current; it opened in New York last December after touring Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The local iteration of the original exhibit is intended to create a community conversation on the subject. The exhibition will run Sept. 11 to Nov. 24 at the PJCC.

Professional artists of different faiths and cultures are encouraged to submit their work. There is no fee to enter. For more information (including important notes about submissions), visit jewishartsalon.org. The submission deadline is June 30.