Events

LUX Center for the Arts presents Shortage

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09/16/2020
Date: Sep 4 - Oct 30
Venue: LUX Center for the Arts
Location: 2601 N 48th Street
Ticket Price: Free
Time: 12-6pm Tues.-Fri., 10am-5pm Sat.
Phone: (402) 466-8692

Shortage is an exhibition that address three main areas where our society has left some of its members behind. Resources, time and community. In the exhibit seven artists working in a range a media will address these issues. The juxtaposition of the work intends to create questions and story lines of where we are and how we got to this place. The intent is to provide an open atmosphere where viewers can be confronted with the reality that a shortage creates and question themselves on their role in that reality. This event is sponsored by and is a part of 'Speak Up for Housing Rights,' a group of local non-profits who are organizing to bring attention to eviction as a cause of poverty. Participants are South of Downtown Community Developement Organization, Legal Aid of Nebraska, LUX Center for the Arts, History Nebraska, Lincoln City Libraries, the Sheldon Museum of Art, the University of Nebraska College of Law's Civil Clinic, NeighborWorks Lincoln, the Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Lincoln Commission on Human Rights, the Nebraska Housing Developers Association, YWCA of Lincoln, Civic Nebraska and Nebraska Appleseed. *As federal unemployment insurance expires and eviction moratoriums lift, Lincolnites must Speak Up for Housing Rights. A local coalition of local organizations are bringing this urgent situation to the forefront in our community through interactive events, forums, and community projects. *Lincoln was struggling with housing affordability before coronavirus. Housing was unaffordable for nearly half of Lincolnites who rented; nearly 22,000 households were cost-burdened by housing and 85 percent of extremely low-income residents spent more than a third of their incomes on rent. *Since COVID-19’s onset, hundreds of families in Lancaster County have been scheduled to be evicted. Because renters are more likely to work in service and hospitality, two areas devastated by the virus, the pandemic has only made things worse: An estimated 18% of Nebraska renters are at risk of eviction by Sept. 30, 2020. *This level of displacement risks widespread disruption of the entire community, not just in the short term but for years to come. Therefore, we need solutions from across Lincoln. Lincolnites must understand the negative consequences mass eviction has and will have on all of the city. *That’s where Speak Up comes in, and more importantly, that’s where you come in. Speak Up will gather experts both local and national to discuss how our city can and should engage, and act on the eviction crisis throughout 2020 – and beyond. *We can’t wish this crisis away. We have to listen, learn, and then help lead our community through it. The good news is that we all can do something. Together, Lincoln can lead meaningful change so all of us have safe, affordable, adequate homes. For more information and to get involved: SpeakUpLNK.org