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ABOUT THE GRANT

  • $31,450 to support Banneker Home (MAP 2017)
  • $6,896 to general operating support for Youth Speaks

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Youth Speaks will create a new theatrical production in San Francisco’s Western Addition Banneker Homes Housing Project, shedding light on the untold stories of the city’s diminishing African American residents, and disrupting current perceptions around American housing projects. Banneker Home will culminate in a live theatrical performance in the Fall of 2017, engaging the surrounding community in a celebration of local culture. The goal of this project is to leverage high quality performance in order to preserve the culture of the Western Addition.


LEAD ARTISTS

Youth Speaks
Tassiana Willis
Angela Zusman