Grant Recipient Details

Location
Northampton, MA
Project Title
"Free Our Future" Mural (Youth Empowerment Arts)
Fiscal Year Awarded
2021
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount
$9,000

In October 2020, Chelvanaya Gabriel, Mari Champagne and the Youth Empowerment Arts Collective partnered with Victoria Mancheno of The Invincible Project and BIPOC youth from Springfield to paint a mural representing a vision of harmony and resilience in the face of persistent injustice against BIPOC. As artists and activists, we claim space and tell our stories, including ones from our ancestral & cultural lineages, as interrupters of ingrained patterns of inequity. The mural is located in Northampton on the Norwottuck Rail Trail/91-S underpass.