Connecting our stories to justice. 

 

WHO WE ARE

The Visionary Justice Story Lab is a collective of interdisciplinary artists, media makers, and cultural workers evolving story, media, and performance based racial and healing justice practices for communities of color and the organizations that serve them.  Read more about our approach below.

OUR APPROACH

We believe that culture has a critical role in advancing racial justice, and that the arts are a powerful tool for addressing our most pressing challenges. For real change to manifest in organizations and positively impact communities, we must understand structures of racism, and apply creative strategies for dismantling oppressive policies and practices towards racially equitable outcomes.

As artists and creative facilitators, our approach engages participants/clients in personal and group reflection through the use of:

  • arts-based activities drawn from theatre, storytelling, music, and visual art
  • restorative practices that build trust and promote healing
  • application of anti-oppression frameworks                                                                                                                                                                                             

We support clients in developing an understanding of how racism and intersecting oppressions play out in organizations, ultimately causing harm and negatively impacting staff and communities. Clients work to build a shared vision for racial equity that seeks to examine power and organizational culture in order to evolve strategies for authentic community engagement.

 
 

01.

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

-James Baldwin

02.

"I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell."

-Octavia Butler

03.

“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”

-Audre Lorde

04.

"I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that."

-Dick Gregory