The Art of Justice: Virtual Showcase + community dialogue. Featured performance by QUICKThePoet, this Saturday, July 31; 1 -3 PM EST. This virtual showcase will feature some of the community work created in the previous workshop centered on Access + Equity, community dialogue and open mic.
Virtual Showcase: Saturday, July 31; 1 – 3 PM EST
The LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center and Niki Lopez of What’s Your Elephant present “The Art of Justice: Art-Making as Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action” an art-making series that features social justice-themed presentations, artist-led workshops across literary, visual, and performing arts, and culminating showcases that highlight the work created in the workshops while encouraging critical conversations about access, advocacy, agency, and collective action. This series will run from July 2021 – January 2022.
Access is the gateway to inclusion and participation. It hinders or enables an individual or group to live in equity. In theory, public institutions are inherently socially equitable and strongly reflect the entire community’s concerns and needs to ensure that all have real access to opportunities; however, social equity in public institutions is not always a given and must be actively instituted and maintained as the needs and desires of the community evolve. Institutions only open to a privileged or select few have a high social injustice quotient. Restricted societies impede opportunities that could be available to the entire group. This lens addresses how art functions as a tool to illuminate inequality and create the space for the acquisition of access for all.
Featured Artist: Jerris “QUICKThePoet” Evans
Has been a professional Poet/Host/Live Entertainer for an est. 2 decades & counting . Founder, CEO & Host of the megaFLO’ arts platform & workshops @the world famous @browardcenter. Regarded as 1 of the most sought-after elevating all-around live entertainers nationally & internationally. Favorite Quote: “Keep going… & you watch what happens when you keep going. KEEP GOING.” ~ @quickthepoet.
This series will culminate in January 2022 with some of the works from each lens and include various performances.
Support for this project has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Oakland Park Woman’s Club, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Impact Fund.
About the Community Foundation of Broward:
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward helps families, individuals and organizations create personalized charitable Funds that deliver game-changing philanthropic impact. 479 charitable Funds represent more than $200 million in assets, distributing $131 million in grants over the past 36 years. The Community Foundation provides bold leadership on community solutions and fosters philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Foundation empowers visionaries, innovators and doers to create the change they want to see in the community – and to BE BOLD. www.cfbroward.org