Friday, July 13, 2012

BCJC and Groundswell Partner for Summer Mural Project!

The Brownsville Community Justice Center is partnering with Groundswell on a summer mural project.

Groundswell brings together artists, youth, and community organizations to use art as a tool for social change. Their projects beautify neighborhoods, engage youth in societal and personal transformation, and give expression to ideas and perspectives that are underrepresented in the public dialogue.

This summer, Groundswell’s inaugural Making His’tory team, made up exclusively of young men, will reclaim the male identity. Inspired by the work of the Brownsville Community Justice Center, these remarkable teens will create a mural outlining the complex challenges faced by young men today and illustrate how these obstacles might be overcome through our shared attention to real solutions. With a monumental wall in Brownsville as their canvas, these emerging artists will create a new vision of all that can be possible for young men today.

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