Anthony Posada (Founder and Art Programming Director) was born in Miami and raised in Medellin, Colombia and Queens, New York City. He is a graduate of CUNY School of Law and is currently a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society where he works in the Community Justice unit working with community organizations and their participants throughout the five boroughs in legal representation and educational training in a variety of areas in the law.
Anthony started Project Attica in 2010. After being targeted in his Jackson Heights neighborhood under the stop and frisk regime of the Bloomberg administration, Anthony decided to make art in order to spread awareness, create solidarity, and to empower underserved youth.
Additionally, Anthony wanted to take a proactive stance against the crisis of mass incarceration by making social justice themed t-shirts which intentionally challenged viewers into questioning the state of mass incarceration, racism, oppression, and police-based violence in our society.
Anthony is a deep believer that art is a non-violent means of transforming our environments and this is the message he shares with workshop participants.