‘Protector Monuments Reclaim the Pedestal’: a Public Art Campaign Explores the Intersection of Storytelling, Art & Activism

In partnership with the artist Joe Reginella, known as “The Banksy of Monuments”, I Am Your Protector provokes a new vision of who should get placed on pedestals with an exhibition of five life-size monuments. The monuments represent 5 protector stories that have brought people together across lines of perceived divide (religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc.). The art installation, which will travel across the country to different cities in the United States, is debuting in New York City’s Union Square Thursday September 30th, featuring monuments of: 
Event Details
September 30, 2021
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Northwest corner of Union Square
Free to the public 
About I Am Your Protector:
I Am Your Protector is a non-profit organization + community of people who speak up and stand up for each other especially across lines of perceived divide to change the way people perceive the “other” through performative art & activism. IAYP has reached over 4 million people and was invited to join President Obama at the Obama summit as Civic Leaders for the impact of its work in deconstructing hate.
The Artist:
Joe Reginella, dubbed “Banksy of Monuments”, is an artist and sculptor from Staten Island who’s known for his renegade art projects and social experiments.
The Producer:
Dani Laurence was born a political refugee from Hungary in Switzerland, lived in the Middle East and Paris and is the founder and Co-Director of I Am Your Protector. 
• The protectors whose stories are reflected on the monuments 
• Dani Laurence
• Aziz Abu Sarah, Co-Director of I Am Your Protector (Will be at event) 
Source: I am Your Protector