Some New Yorkers are using art to block out hate.
The Museum of Chinese in America unveiled its 10th Annual Hate Crimes Prevention Art Exhibit.
This year's theme is "Break the Fear of Differences.” Organizers say the artwork responds to various acts of hate, including the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
Orlando shooting survivor and NYU student Patience Carter shared a video encouraging young people to accept each other’s differences.
Organizers say the project was meant to bring different groups together.
"It started out as a project shortly after 9/11 when South Asians were experiencing rampant acts of discrimination and we wanted to show solidarity with them,” said Liz OuYang, supervisor at OCA-NY Hate Crimes Prevention Project.”
“It not just shows that the hate crimes are real, but it shows what happens when you expose it and also it shows what could you do to better it,” said Juan Osario, an intern at OCA-NY Hate Crimes Prevention Project.
The museum partnered with civil rights group OCA-NY and several youth groups for the exhibit.