THE BLACK LITERACY & ARTS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT
Our goal is to support, educate and elevate BIPOC in order to create an equitable starting point between them and their white peers.
Currently, BIPOC are supported with disproportionate resources in the areas of literacy and arts. When you compound that with systemic racism and a pervasive, ever-increasing racial wealth gap, BIPOC often lack the fundamental skills necessary to survive, much less thrive in the United States.
Our goal is to support, educate and elevate BIPOC in order to create an equitable starting point between them and their white peers. Through artistic expression and engagement as well as bespoke programs and events, we serve as a connection point and source for underserved BIPOC communities to access the critical education and resources needed to thrive.
WHY THE ARTS?
People with backgrounds in the arts are typically capable of complex thinking skills such as:
gather information as they explore an idea, composition, or project
generate imaginative, original ideas that add a new twist
practice analytical skills to better understand a situation
gain in-depth understanding of issues and topics
find structure even within disorder
recognize challenges and problems
demonstrate respect for others' concepts and experiences
are flexible and intuitive when considering possibilities
use logical reasoning as they weigh alternatives
explore options for possible solutions
make decisions confidently
refine solutions based on outcomes
The BLAC Project programs integrate visual and performance art in the curriculum in order to help participants learn in ways that are both appealing and effective.
Through the arts, participants have various opportunities to learn, use, and refine critical thinking skills that will develop them into thoughtful and well-rounded individuals. To ensure the success of our programs, there must be a collaboration amongst program leaders and parents.
Our programs serve as a connection point to educate our communities at the intersection of art, culture, and activism. Through artistic expression and engagement, we will empower our communities, change the landscape, and inspire new realities.
BECOME A MENTOR
We are currently looking for BIPOC mentors from every industry to participate in a hybrid mentorship program spanning from July through the beginning of September 2021. Mentors should be willing to commit to 4 hours of mentorship per week.