Frida Kahlo Community Programs
All of our Frida Kahlo Community Programs (arts) are community-based and community-led and intentionally established to reach cash poor families in Black and Brown neighborhoods. We recognize that the history of the majority of people worldwide is a history of colonialism, genocide, and exploitation. Our Frida Kahlo Community Programs are rooted in movements that build the community's power to transform the conditions of fragmentation, displacement, and loss of culture that result from this history through art. We seek to create in ways that amplify the narratives of communities of color, that inspire solidarity in Monterey County, and that center self-exploration and cultural expression.
For those interested, here's some data on our Community Paint Party that took place October 21, 2017.
- 80+ (adults & their children) total individuals attended.
- the youngest attendee was 10-months-old.
- the oldest kid attending were 11-years-old.
- the youngest parent attending was 20-years-old.
- the oldest parent attending was 40-years-old.
- attendees were from Seaside, Salinas, Gonzales, Monterey, Soledad, and Marina.
- most attendees self-identified as Arab, Latinx, Latino, Hispanic, Mexican, Mexican-American, Black, Afrolatina(o), Asian, Japanese, mixed-race, and/or white.
- and the primary language(s) spoken by most attendees was Spanish and English.
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