The Art of Justice: Art-Making Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action’ continues this Saturday 9/25; 1 – 3 PM EST with ‘Advocacy: Skills to effect change’ virtual art showcase. JOIN US to see some of the work created in the workshop, community chat and featuring a performance by poet Adejare A. McMillan
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.
Advocacy is a deliberate process of influencing outcomes so that change can occur. It is necessary to be aware of a problem in order to develop a variety of approaches to create equitable advancement for the entire community. Developing the skills to successfully advocate for oneself or on behalf of others involves awareness, analysis of the different elements, and their impact on the whole. Following analysis, purposeful action plans must be designed to create a message, a way to express the message, and address the target audience. Individual and group advocacy can create a path to equity.
About Adejare A. McMillan (Author + Poet)
Combining Transformative Justice Practices with Clinical Counseling Techniques, Adejare (Ah-
Day-Jah-Ray) McMillan, is professionally known as The Transformative Justice Therapist. This
South Florida-based speaker, poet, & activist is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Family Therapy at
NSU and specializes in Race and Equity, Sexuality, Addictions, and Men’s Issues.
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