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A conversation with Mama Azia transformative power of the performing arts.

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Phantom Gallery Chicago Network

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The Capital Region Creative Corps is launching a program called "Tactical Urbanism Art in Placemaking." The Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum will focus on social justice and community engagement with cross-sector partners, the Melanin Day School Academy. The program has two main objectives: first, to develop an economic and workforce development program, and second, to demonstrate the crucial role artists from various disciplines can play in addressing our most pressing community issues.

Mama Azia, a fervent advocate for cultural expression through dance, embarks on a transformative journey within the African Diaspora. Through her rhythmic performances, Mama Azia can transcend borders and showcase the resilience of a people shaped by their history. By stepping into the realm of social justice, she uses movement as a powerful language to narrate stories of liberation, unity, and the vibrant African experience. In her dance classes, Mama Azia creates a sacred space for individuals of all ages to connect with their roots and find solace through rhythmic expression. Community performances turn her team into storytellers, conveying tales of resilience and triumph, with their bodies becoming vessels of history.

Mama Azia mentors a youth performance team to become cultural ambassadors through field trips and exchanges. 

Mama Azia and her community use performing arts to educate, raise awareness, and heal from injustices. Their collective resilience is a testament to their shared journey toward positive change.

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