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Written by Patricia McDow   
Sunday, 04 April 2010 01:52

Goals and Objectives

The Project hopes to:

  • Create art in a public place to acknowledge and preserve the legacy of the enslaved Africans, who resided at Philipse Manor Hall in Yonkers, New York, six of whom were the first to be freed by law in the United States.
  • Employ the arts as an innovative method of education, to develop, implement, and support arts-integrated education and employment options for multi-cultural youth
  • Expose students to an artistic medium not offered in the public school curriculum
  • Allow students to exercise their creative skills and employ what they’ve already learned in school: photography, video, creative writing, etc., to create a documentary as a learning tool for their peers and the community-at-large
  • Design a meditative rain garden, which will be a self-sustaining ecosystem
  • Add to the enhancement of the downtown Yonkers environment with public art
  • Encourage corporate and private funding streams, community-based organizations, and municipal/community leaders to strengthen the creative economy by supporting local arts programming, artists, and art businesses.
  • Advance equity in our community via public art
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