Organizing through Art

Through the on-going creation of meaningful artistic presentations that are reflective of the Black experience, Cultural Curators are vital to the work of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

Spoken word becomes a mechanism for political conscious-raising. Hip hop has therapeutic attributes and serves as a community engagement tool. Both art forms are used to engage youth in enriching in-school and out-of-school time programming.

Our Cultural Curators are also excellent Creative Directors for artistic productions, consultants for community arts initiatives, and resources for arts educators. The hyper-intellectual aspect of our public policy work becomes more palatable through their performance art.

Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is.

Amiri Baraka

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