Malden, MA
Project Title
Traka for Justice
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount

Traka, “Troubles'' in Haitian Kreyol, explores how dance, culture, and community are pathways to healing for trauma survivors. Traka incorporates powerful reflections on injustice and trauma, moving the viewer toward healing through connections to culture and community. Traka aims to open a dialog around the difficult subject of trauma and recovery, especially in BIPOC and immigrant communities. In order to share the work during the pandemic, JAE will conduct socially-distanced workshops and show excerpts of the production through live or filmed performances with communities at historic spaces tied to mental health and trauma, like Medfield State Hospital.