Creative Justice Summer Throwdown!

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Creative Justice Summer Throwdown!
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Creative Justice Summer Throwdown! says
Youth of Creative Justice come together to display their works and share experiences over the Summer!

Creative Justice offers an arts-based alternative to incarceration for young people.

Art makes us think and it feeds our spirit. It is also a conduit toward a more just world. By responding to personal and social issues through the creative process, youth and mentor artists engaged in Creative Justice articulate both the identity and potential of their communities.

The program works to increase understanding of the root causes of incarceration, like systemic racial bias and other forms of oppression, while simultaneously strengthening the protective factors and pro-social behaviors that allow us all to make positive life choices. In this way, Creative Justice helps equip young people to avoid re-arrest and further incarceration.

Creative Justice uses art as a vehicle to:
• Prepare young people to be leaders in community and the workplace;
• Amplify youth voice as a source of community transformation;
• Promote teamwork, collaboration and community engagement;
• Help lift up the power of young people of color, youth from low-income families & LGBTQA youth;
• Increase youth and community understanding of the histories and conditions that create racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism and other forms of oppression; and
• Enhance skills that help young people reflect on their social position, choices, and personal power, so they can stay out of jail.
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By: 206 Zulu