We believe that art is integral to the fabric of society and that we can transform people’s lives through art. As artists, we serve as vessels for people to discover and connect to their roots. We dedicate our lives to this vision. More than ever, the voices and actions of artists are needed. However, less resources than ever are available to support this work. So, as in traditional times, we turn to our urban village to seek the resources to keep teaching and making work for the community.