Word on the Street/Voz de les Jóvenes (WOTS/VDLJ)

WOTS/VDLJ is a youth program that centers the leadership and creativity of black and brown youth, ages 13-19. Through arts-based programming, participants develop healthy relationships with peers and mentors, while working to make a difference in their community using their voices, talents and imaginations. As members of The Squad, youth build a unique and bilingual space to become hopeful about their futures, experience racial healing and develop a radical imagination to build a better world.

The Southside Trailer

The Southside Trailer

Squad members Nya, Ceirra, Keitra, Kaniya and Ammi created this short video to introduce the Southside neighborhood to the audience during the Southside Stories presentation at ROOTS Week 2019.

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Colors Of Love

Colors Of Love

I create art because it is a unique way for me to express myself. When I create art, I don’t think about anything negative or stressful. I just let thoughts fly around in my mind. Art makes me feel relaxed. My work is inspired by my family and Word on the Street. What...

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A Bee’s Goal

A Bee’s Goal

This piece is about community and the goal that it works towards and reaches. The important thing about this piece is that community can do anything - as long as everyone helps out a little.  This work to me means that having a community is very important and can take...

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