Work that moves the people! Throw some support their way! 😀

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Speaking Down Barriers

Here's an opportunity to "Fuel The Work". In the ongoing work of community building through deep dialogue & offering transformative community spaces, what most is the change we see—people and institutions choosing to listen more, to think further, to value differently, to act courageously to create communities of possibility and hope. As Speaking Down Barriers accelerates into its fifth year, we ask that you make a generous contribution to fuel our work. We cannot do this without you.

Please give a tax-deductible gift today online via or by mail to PO Box 7133, Spartanburg, SC 29304. We are grateful!

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Peace great people! There are two months left in 2017 and the transformative & healing art is moving all around us! It has been a year full of pain, growth, beauty, & healing. Where is the transformation & healing art happening? Well, here are just a few things in motion to check out:

Untitled Reconstruction Project
Speaking Down Barriers...
Wits End Poetry
Writers Well Youth Fellowship

Oh, and we are SO very excited to announce that our first author's book is available on all platforms, including UnnamedOnline, Hub City Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, &

Purchase Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul's, "i am from a punch & a kiss" through {unnamed} & receive an autographed copy-->

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We are sorry to be so disconnected as of late, but we are definitely working! We are just tinkering in the lab with creatives of various mediums, getting excited about the magic that is happening!

The fight for #DACA, against discrimination towards transgender people, police brutality, climate change, floods, hurricanes...there is so much happening.

In need of places to heal, confront, & figure out your place in the work of social justice? Check out the work of Speaking Down... Barriers.

Back to the lab!

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What does your life offer this world? Healing? Creating? Building? Stay connected to the work of healing & justice as well as the authenticity of who you are. Join us at upcoming gatherings!

Healing? Creating? Building? Stay connected to the work of healing & justice as well as the authenticity of who you are. Join us at upcoming gatherings!

We have been busy at work with several writers & artists! The people are CREATING, CREATING, CREATING & we cannot wait to share it ALL with you!

Art that moves. Art that shakes you up. Art that transforms the world.

Visit our friends Writers Well Youth Fellowship & contribute TODAY to their $5 Friday fundraiser, offering healing, writing workshops to black girls.

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We are excited to be a sponsor for the Writers Well Youth Fellowship Retreat, a 4-day writing retreat and mentorship program for black girls! We wish them well today as they begin with this year's cohort! Woohoo!

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Gratitude for Ava DuVernay! 💪🏾

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Looking for funding for your impactful art? You should connect with Alternate ROOTS! Apply for an Artistic Assistance grant!

Do it. Do it. Do it.

L-R: April Centrone and Eylem Basaldi perform in Art2Action’sEleven Reflections on September, by Andrea Assaf. Photo: Melisa Cardona.

When you hear "Goddess Unleashed", what do you feel?

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Goddess Unleashed
January 20

Founded by acclaimed artist and healer Monique "Fire" Walton, she believes it is her gift to bring peace and light to this community. Through sharing stories with other creatives on how she overcame and how they overcame will spread light and love in the darkest spaces.

"i am from a punch & a kiss" by Marlanda Dekine-Sapient Soul is getting out into the world! A #book of #poetry to shake us up, hold us, and call us to our #bestself! We are grateful to classes at USC Upstate, Christian Theological Seminary in Indiana, and Wofford College! All proceeds support more #transformative #art entering the world. We have much more coming your way this year!

Control the #narrative.
#Build anyway.
#Shine like the #world is depending on it, because it

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Ever in Boone, NC? Be sure to check out Foggy Pine Books, an awesome, cozy bookstore pushing titles that transform the world! They also have some favorites from the Hub City Writers Project!!! #artthatmoves

Do not miss $10 tickets! Hear from high-vibe artists, Kimbi The Goddess & The Celestial Poet, witness the craft of TheMadddartist, AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, SUPPORT YOUNG BLACK WRITERS! It's winning all around!

Gratitude for DJ Traxxondekk!
#DAMNGOODTIME guaranteed! 👌🏾


Get your ticket now:

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Jackson Art
June 15

Drop in! I'll be in the gallery with my work from 6-8pm. #artwalk

We are so excited to be a sponsor for this amazing event!!! #BlackGirlsWrite

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June 14

Show your socially conscious art in Brooklyn, NY! Deadline July 12!

Are you an artist looking for national funding, festivals, or other ways to expand? Check it out! 👇🏾