A NEW BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT
A New Black Arts Movement is painting a new aesthetic, one in which we liberate ourselves from our oppressors. A New Black Arts Movement supports all indigenous struggles for self-defense and self-determination.
A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that all love is revolutionary, and we prefigure a new society in which all love is celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world in which heteronormative, monogamous love and the nuclear family model are not the social norm, and we celebrate freedom, love, equality, and justice.
A New Black Arts Movement acknowledges that in order for liberation, true and revolutionary education must be celebrated and accepted. We imagine a world where all children are afforded the quality education of the wealthy, where culture is at the forefront of lessons, and where children have the freedom to explore their skills and talents beyond teacher expectations.
We prefigure a world where educational institutions are community spaces and where children are given the tools to change the society in which they live.
Our monthly Soul Sessions are community spaces where we connect, express, build and create. It is a prefigurative space where we cook wholesome foods, share our art, and encourage participation in art and a genderqueer clothing swap.
This is a movement building off, expanding and even at times reinventing the original Black Arts Movement of the 1960's founded by Baba Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelou, and our many other ancestors in the struggle for liberation. We honor all of our elders and our youth, together taking it to a new level with our principles.
We are matriarchal, ecosocialist, and majority oppressed nationality and identity.
Be at the next Soul Session.
And let's build.
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