On Tuesday, First Lady Molly Curry launched a community education campaign and unveiled a survivor-inspired mosaic and mural art installation located at Rethreaded’s Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope.
Reclaiming the Light: A Survivor’s Journey is an educational art installation co-created by Roux Art and Nico. The art shares the story of a survivor’s path to healing from human trafficking and honors the women who found the strength and courage to rebuild their lives.
The First Lady Molly Curry Educational Art Legacy Project raises awareness of the impact of human trafficking, educates citizens on the availability of resources and trauma-informed care, and provides survivors with an art display that will serve as a symbol of hope and resilience.
Designed to be an interactive tool, Reclaiming the Light: A Survivor’s Journey will serve as the educational centerpiece for the campus. The exhibit contains a self-guided tour featuring stories, statistics, and resources surrounding the issue of human trafficking empowering visitors with information on how to help. Businesses can take the pledge online to train their employees on how to spot and report suspected human trafficking safely and effectively.
“As the mother of two young women, I believe that empowering women to achieve their full potential is a universal responsibility of us all. This educational art installation will become a destination for Jacksonville, allowing for all who enter the Rethreaded Delores Barr Weaver Campus of Hope to become an advocate for ending human trafficking,” said First Lady Molly Curry. "I'm incredibly grateful to our partners at Rethreaded, RouxArt and Nico, for helping make this project a reality."
This initiative is made possible by a generous donation from the Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne Estate to the City of Jacksonville. Visit www.Rethreaded.com/MollyCurryLegacyProject to learn more about the inspiration for the art and how citizens can join the fight to end human trafficking.
About the City of Jacksonville: The City of Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the contiguous United States, serving approximately 900,000 residents. Located in Duval County, City of Jacksonville leadership includes the mayor and a 19-member City Council.