The recent brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others across the United States, have once again called attention to our nation’s deeply rooted history of violent anti-black racism. At MINDPOP we are committed to dismantling racist beliefs, systems, and policies embedded in schools and arts education. We are also committed to the ongoing personal introspection and organizational changes necessary to be an actively anti-racist organization that addresses inequities and injustice. Now more than ever, we look to the arts and cultural expression to imagine the possibilities of a better and more just future.
Every black life matters. Black arts matter. Black dreams matter. Black futures matter.