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Founded in 2008, Red Clay Dance Company lives to awaken “glocal” change through creating, performing, and teaching African Diaspora-inspired work – change that transforms cultural and socio-economic inequities in our local and global community.

The goal of Red Clay Dance’s Making the Artivist Program is to empower youth at the JTDC (Juvenile Temporary Detention Center) to create positive change in systems and communities that aren’t equitable. Two teaching artivists would lead weekly discussions focusing on what is an artivist, what is justice/injustice, who decides the meaning of justice/injustice, etc. Red Clay planned to expand into the CPS Parent University.

Envisioning Justice initiative’s funding was used to support and expand the program.

Learn more about Red Clay Dance Company.

Learn more about the Making the Artivist Program.

  • From performance at Envisioning Justice, Envisioning Joy event

  • Photo by Raymond Jerome Photography

  • Photo by Raymond Jerome Photography

  • Photo by Raymond Jerome Photography

  • Photo by Raymond Jerome Photography

  • From performance at Envisioning Justice, Envisioning Joy event