Marissa Johnson

Racial Justice

2018

The A(rt) Space seeks to create a safe space for Black and Latinx youth (aged 14-21) to come live in their full truths. The A Space is for Black and Latinx youth to come to hone and develop their skills as artists, develop themselves professionally, and develop themselves spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. The A Space is not only interested in the growth of these youth as artists but as whole human beings who will be going out into the world creating change and disrupting spaces. It is important that youth who access the A Space not only feel as though artistic knowledge is being poured into them but that love, wisdom, and life skills are as well. We at the A Space hope to empower Black and Latinx youth to use their art in whatever medium it is to create change and disrupt the world.