Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Arts & Advocacy Project
Brooklyn to Biddleville: Then + Now
The theme of our Arts and Advocacy 2019 Initiative is “Brooklyn to Biddleville, Then and Now – The Housing Crisis.” This initiative will be a yearlong Arts and Advocacy effort focusing on racism—specifically the impact of urban renewal/gentrification on African American communities in Charlotte.
On March 30, 2019, we will use the arts to educate, inspire, and mobilize. From a Faith in Housing interfaith lunch to a keynote providing models for restorative justice in housing, to exploring the displacement caused by gentrification through the mediums of dance, theater, and spoken word, to a community showcase with food trucks and music, the day will bring artists, organizers, advocates, and community members together to share stories and explore solutions.