Reflections of Ferguson– five years later

It’s been a long journey for the people of Ferguson and Michael Brown’s family since August 2014. By documenting the Paint for Peace effort that happened during the aftermath in November 2014, in the book Painting for Peace in Ferguson, and by visiting schools and community events in the years that followed, I have been fortunate to hear from many voices and people in the community of Ferguson during the past five years. Some voices were young and angry … some older voices were hurt and confused … but a solid core remains hopeful and willing to work for a better future. Growing up in Ferguson, I saw its resilience. Despite economic troubles, loss of major employers and even several destructi

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