The Graduates are proud to announce that we've just been awarded a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Artist as Activist Fellowship for our new project, Won’t Bow Down! This two-year project will draw on centuries of Black resistance in Louisiana to build awareness of mass incarceration and racial injustice. We will perform monologues, mount public art installations that symbolize how many citizens are missing from their home communities, and organize a large gathering of local and national citizens who are working on criminal justice system reform and prison abolition. Read more about the larger issues on our Facebook page.
The Graduates program was created with support from the Open Society Foundations and the Surdna Foundation. Continuing support has been provided by The Edward Wisner Donation and the Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans.