Project Attica participated in a workshop during The Brotherhood Sister Sol's May Community Conversation, Artful Resistance Against Police Control, with other activists projects that are using arts to promote social justice and to demand police accountability in New York City and all throughout the United States.
Our workshop covered the current crisis of police brutality and violence impacting millions of New Yorkers highlighting incidents such as Ramarley Graham, Akai Gurley, Eric Garner and many more. Participants created their artivist t-shirts in the beautiful Frank White Memorial Garden learning how art can be used for resistance against police control.
The Brotherhood Sister Sol provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness. Bro/Sis provides four-six year rites of passage programming, thorough five-day a week after school care, school and home counseling, summer camps, job training and employment, college preparation, community organizing training, and international study programs to Africa and Latin America.
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Since 2011, Project Attica has brought Artivism – a free, dynamic, visual art, interactive workshop to students in New York City. Held in middle schools, high schools and community organizations in the city, Artivism provides students with a space to create works of art by expressing their views about social justice issues on wearable canvases.