CHICAGO (CBS) – A community art project in Bronzeville aims to ensure that certain women who have disappeared without a trace are not forgotten.
Volunteers painted large panels on Saturday depicting portraits of missing women and girls in the Chicago area.
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Artist Damon Reed has partnered with the local nonprofit Girls like me as part of a campaign called “Always in Search”.
Project officials said missing person cases are not getting the attention they deserve.
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“I wanted to see how I could use my art to make a difference, and when I saw, you know, how many women were missing – and this whole situation – it kind of occurred to me that I could do these portraits and help out. raise awareness, ”Reed said.
The portrait panels will be displayed on the walls outside Anthony Overton School at 49th Street and Indiana Avenue.
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The signs will have QR codes allowing visitors to learn more about missing women and the lives affected by their disappearance.