BeHeard Racial and Social Justice Artists Bring Art to Martha’s Vineyard

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OAK BLUFFS — A racially diverse group of performance artists hope to engage Martha’s Vineyard audiences this week with two art events dedicated to the cause of social justice and the fight against racism.

Beheard.world, a Boston-based collective of performing artists and filmmakers founded in 2014 by Anna Myer and Jay Paris, will present the award-winning documentary “Invisible Imprints” at the Tabernacle on Thursday. Then on Saturday, the cast of the film will host a performance called “Suite Talk” at Union Chapel.

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The events address and hope to start conversations about racism and how each person lives and defines the word in their own way. The collective of dancers, singers, poets and instrumentalists have created their own specific ways of expressing their ideas about racism, their experiences, the past and the future.

“We do everything we can to bring these performances to black communities so they feel heard,” Myer said. “Our focus is also specifically on white communities; they need to listen and join the conversation too.”