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FRIENDS OF THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT IS A COLLECTIVE EFFORT

TO SUPPORT BLACK ART, BLACK CULTURE, AND BLACK  PEOPLE THROUGH  RESEARCH, CONSULTING, AND GRANT-MAKING

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Who are we?

A growing collective and donor-advised fund have been established to invest in Black creatives and community-based leadership. This Giving Circle invests in strengthening Black communities through systems that open the gateway to culture, knowledge, & information. Our movement powered by Black people will create a massive impact on literacy and wellness. 

Members of this collective will participate in events throughout the year that convene people from communities across the nation who are actively investing in this movement. Together we will gather resources while working to identify grantees who demonstrate commitment to our mission.

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Mission

  • Expand and protect access to knowledge, information, and culture for the Black community.

  • Re-engineer the culture of libraries as a public space that is conducive to thinking, learning, creating, and tribe building for Black people.​

  • Listen, understand, and tell the story of the Black experience at libraries for employees and community members

Vision

We envision library systems that open the gateway to culture, knowledge, & information for Black people - powered by the Black community

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