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I.M. to participate in Uhuru: Black Liberation Lab

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I.M. to participate in Uhuru: Black Liberation Lab

Every Tuesday in February, Intelligent Mischief will join other activist organizations and their allies at Uhuru: Black Liberation Lab hosted by Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI).

DS4SI is dedicated to changing how social justice is imagined, developed and deployed here in the United States, and Uhuru: Black Liberation Lab is firmly in line with that mission.

This series will serve as "a creative action lab to explore the components of a deep fight for collective Black Liberation" and "provide Boston's Black activist leadership and their allies the opportunity to dream, brainstorm, and vision" around the next steps of action and strategy.

Uhuru: Black Liberation Lab will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at DS4SI, 1946 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02118.

This will be a significant part of I.M.'s actions commemorating Black History Month. Join us in helping to shape the progress of this vital movement. 

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Chrislene DeJean joins USDAC's 2015 Cultural Agents Cohort

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Chrislene DeJean joins USDAC's 2015 Cultural Agents Cohort

Chrislene DeJean, I.M.'s Creative Organizer, has been selected to join the second cohort of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture's Cultural Agents.

As a Cultural Agent, Chrislene will be hosting an Imagining - a vibrant, arts-infused cross-cultural gathering of neighbors to envision a future when the full transformative power of art and culture has been integrated into the fabric of society, and identify ways to get there that harness latent artistic talent and local cultural resources.

Read about the Cultural Agent program on the USDAC website.

Photo courtesy of @usartsdept on Twitter.

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Chrislene and Terry Reflect on Creative Action in Ferguson

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Chrislene and Terry Reflect on Creative Action in Ferguson

Chrislene and Terry sit down with Nse Umoh Esema (@nseabasiumoh), the Program Director for Community Media Projects at MIT's Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), to reflect on the creative action that occurred in Ferguson and St. Louis, MO in the past few weeks.

In addition to emphasizing the key differences between traditional movement strategies and creative actions, they highlight significant examples of actions around #FergusonOctober, share their experiences in Missouri, and draw lessons from their recent and ongoing work.

Creative actions allow you to engage in a way that suits you while allowing you to flip the narrative. Everyone can be a part of resisting.
— Chrislene DeJean
The point with creative actions is how do we control the narrative? How do we tell the narrative from our point of view, in a way that clearly gets our message across for liberation and justice?
— Terry Marshall

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