WHO WE ARE
The Visionary Justice Story Lab is a collaboratory of media makers, interdisciplinary artists, 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.
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.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
"I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell."
“There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
"I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that."