2018 OCA Hate Crimes Prevention Art Exhibit Opening

Thu, Aug 9, 2018 @ 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP required by August 7 to mc6774@nyu.edu.

You are cordially invited to the grand opening of the art exhibit on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at MOCA from 5:30- 8:30 PM. The exhibit runs through Sunday, August 19, 2017.


This multicultural project recognizes the relevance of hate crimes today, and empowers ethnically diverse high school interns from local youth groups to use art as a tool to educate and combat hate crimes. The knowledge gained during the Project culminates in a hate crimes prevention art contest, with prizes totaling $1500, for high school students citywide to compete in. This year’s slogan for OCA-NY 2018 Hate Crimes Prevention Art Exhibit is “Take Into Account, Leave the Victim Out.” These amazing and thought provoking artworks by teenagers tackle the ideal of shifting blame from victims of hate crimes and holding true perpetrators and corrupt systems accountable instead.


Submissions accepted until August 5. Please click here if you're interested in submitting an art work.