We choose to participate in the cultivation of a culture that affirms, uplifts, and honors the multitude of life experiences within Black communities across all spectrums.
We believe that all Black people exist now and always as the living representation of those that have come before us, and a guide for those that have yet to follow.
We Are The Living Record.
Emory Douglas Youth & Family Arts Program
BLMDetroit is proud to partner with Feedom Freedom Growers, Wayne State University, and The James & Grace Lee Boggs Center to present The Emory Douglas Youth & Family Arts Program!
While this program might be new to many, the roots of The Emory Douglas Youth & Family Arts Program have been growing for decades. Founded in the principles of community organizing and named after the former Black Panther Party Minister of Arts & Culture, the goal of the EDYAP is to use arts instruction to activate intentional community engagement. We use art to inspire each and every participant to dream, work, and live for themselves by valuing the community as a whole and centering the rights of all. Each artist is, in their truest form, a storyteller. And, whether through visual art, music, or poetry, the EDYAP works to give the community a voice with which we can tell our own story.