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Unsafety Check

Award: Wood Pencil

Wood Pencil / Media / Use of Social / 2017

Black America is in a state of emergency. People are being harassed, beaten and killed while doing everyday activities. By hacking Facebook's "Safety Check", we created the Unsafety Check – a simple and provocative web app that allows people to mark themselves unsafe for being Black in America. We launched this new way to protest systemic racism on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the same week of Trump’s Inauguration. In the end, we united Black Americans and their supporters of all races to stand together and fight for their right to feel safe.

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