To our families, friends and supporters,
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor and countless others, JCAL stands in solidarity in the fight against racism and police brutality. We will continue to support our community of Black colleagues and citizens, sharing our resources to help artists of color tell their stories and work towards social justice. As it has for many years, JCAL will serve as a safe space for the Black community and people of all backgrounds, in which racism and prejudice will not be tolerated.
Now, and going forward, JCAL will hold our community and ourselves to this standard. As an organization, we will use the arts to amplify and empower Black voices. To our community of Black artists, we’d like you to know that you are seen, and that Black voices will always be heard at JCAL.
Thank you to everyone who is doing the work and leading the charge against racism and our sincere condolences to those we’ve lost.
Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning
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Monstah Black's Cotton: the Quarantine Edition premiere
June 5, 2020
7:30 PM on our Facebook
This dance film will be accompanied by a live musical performance. The work investigates the idea of physical transformation as a source for healing. Black employs images from slavery as a point of departure, modifying the images into positive iconography to inspire and empower those that suffered and continue to suffer from its ugly legacy.
Building Equity Project
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