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Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson Talks Pedestal Project and Impact of Augmented Reality in Social Justice

Who said you have to be on the frontlines to make a difference? Luckily, thanks to social media, technology and Color Of Change, you can see the change you’ve been waiting for by the scroll of your fingers. At the top of Black History Month, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization Color Of Change launched T he Pedestal Project , “ an Augmented Reality (AR) experience on Instagram t hat lets users place statues of racial justice leaders atop empty pedestals where confederate statues once stood as a refreshing new symbol of equality and progress.” Color Of Change has used their platform to be vocal about the removal of statues of white supremacist, racist and bigot leaders of this country’s history. In replacement of the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, users have an opportunity to choose Civil Rights leader and Former United States Congressman John Lewis, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Movement, author, and principal at Black Futures Lab, Alicia Garza, or...

Feb 18, 2021