A New Community Arts Project!
Linden Murals of Empowerment
We are pleased to announce a new public art initiative in Columbus. The team that composes Linden Murals of Empowerment (LME) will capitalize on the power of community muralism to facilitate public dialogues and discussions about the preponderance of structural inequality and racism in Linden, a predominantly Black neighborhood in Columbus that suffers from the negative effects of institutionalized racism. LME will create 10 community-initiated murals in the neighborhood to foster civic participation, community healing, and youth empowerment. LME will promote diversity, equity and racial justice by empowering youth of color in Linden. The team will strive to build up their self-esteem by cultivating their creativity and placing a high premium on their feelings and aspirations.
The LME team is composed of Guisela Latorre (Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies), Njeri Kagotho (Associate Professor, Social Work), Becca Persons (MSW & MPAL Graduate Student), Karen Hutzel (Professor and Dean, University of North Texas), Andrea Russell (North Linden Area Commission), Francesca Miller (All People Arts), Shelbi Harris-Roseboro (All People Arts) and John Lathram III (independent artist.)
Questions for the LME team? Please email us at email@example.com