The Art of Justice: Virtual Showcase + community dialogue. Featured performance by Alana DaCosta, this Saturday, August 28; 1 -3 PM EST. This virtual showcase will feature some of the community work created in the previous workshop centered on the capacity to affect change, community dialogue and open mic.
Virtual Showcase: Saturday, August 28; 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.
Agency means that individuals know their rights and are empowered to assert them. They have the capacity and ability to voice their concerns and act on them to create change for the better. This lens addresses how the arts assist individuals in learning how to think critically about the world to develop their agency. Equity is ensured when individuals have agency to participate in a socially responsible, democratic and civil society.
Watch: https://youtu.be/JM1uCTgW-2I and submit your work by Friday, August 27; 5 PM EST. Supplies & a template can be found: https://whatsyourelephant.org/event/theartofjustice-workshop2
Featured Artist: Artist Alana DaCosta
Alana DaCosta is a creative rebel and her creative abilities are limitless. As an interdisciplinary artist, Aland uses various mediums as a creative community builder, artist-activist, singer/songwriter, musician, and poet. Musically, Alana’s distinctive sound extends beyond boundaries as she blends neo-soul with, jazz, reggae, world music and a drop of funk. As founder of KR8TiVE Uprising, Inc, her mission is to be artistically responsible for creating global change, social responsibility and collective inspiration. The learn more about Alana and her community projects and performances visit, www.alanadacosta.com.
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