USF Bull Market Has More Than Just Free Stuff…They Have Freedoms

As a student of the University of South Florida, if you have not yet experienced a Bull Market, then you should definitely head down there on October 24th. The CAM Club is inviting students from USF to join in the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative by creating a lawn sign to articulate their own vision of freedom.

The For Freedoms 50 State Initiative is an anti-partisan, national platform using art as a means for civic engagement, discourse and direct action. Founders and artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman were inspired by Norman Rockwell’s painting of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s notion of the four universal freedoms—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. They aim to motivate the conversation of politics amongst people through the use of art.

This initiative kicked off on September 26th with the first For Freedoms Bull Market tabling. Ashley Jablonski, current President of CAM Club, encourages students to come out “to be part of a national movement that over 200 institutions are taking part of.” Jablonski believes that For Freedoms allows people in the community to stand up for what they believe in and create a peaceful platform to speak on.

If you want your voice to be heard, join the project by coming out to the Bull Market on October 24th and express your freedom for the community to see. Students who participate may keep their “freedom” sign or allow it to be displayed outside of the Contemporary Art Museum as part of the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative exhibition until November 1st.

For more information about the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative, please go to https://forfreedoms.org.

With gratitude, USFCAM’s participation in the For Freedoms 50 State Initiative is made possible in part with generous support from the Gobioff Foundation.

Autumn Oliver
B.A., English
College of Arts & Sciences
University of South Florida

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