Healing As One is a billboard art campaign featuring designs by Arts Street youth who were given the task of envisioning the world how they see it, not as it is, but how it should be.
Unified, not divided.
A world filled with hope, love, peace, unity, forgiveness, and grace.
The billboards will be displayed throughout Denver starting January, 2018.
Healing As One was created in July 2016 after five police officers were shot in Dallas, Texas in retaliation against recent fatal police shootings of civilians in Minnesota and Louisiana. Under the direction of Mayor Michael B. Hancock, the City and County of Denver collaborated with the faith community to provide “safe spaces” for community members to come together to communicate, reflect, and heal over the prevalent violence happening all over the country.
Their continuous work with race and justice issues, building a welcoming city for all, and providing safe spaces, culminated in a billboard campaign enveloping the Healing As One message. They asked Arts Street youth to share their vision through art of how they see the world, not as it is, but as it should be.
Through these billboards, this project hopes to bring reminders of hope, love, peace, unity, forgiveness, and grace, to the forefront of Denver resident’s hearts and minds.