BOOTSTRAPS: LYRIC LEGACIES
We must build more intentional creative spaces that allow students to explore their authentic selves across multiple disciplines, so they can tell their stories and thrive within life's beautiful chaos. Students will investigate and uncover personal and collective histories/stories, and reimagine how those stories relate to each other and to our larger places in the world. Our role is to guide the students' creative process and exploration across multiple disciplines — with mindfulness, movement, music and creative storytelling/writing — and facilitate intentional space for them to empower themselves through their stories and tap into their divine spirit within.
Robert Moses' KIN has reconstructed a collaborative educational and explorative outreach program called "Bootstraps: Lyric Legacies." Working with the Performing Arts Department of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), Booker T Washington Community Service Center, Boys & Girls Club and now BVOH, to craft and implement an intergenerational curriculum that allows elders, high schoolers and elementary school students, of all ability levels, to explore multiple artistic disciplines in order to foster connection to their authentic selves and to their community. The purpose of the workshops and curriculum is to uplift the voices and stories of all, with a focus on Black students of the diaspora and indigenous to this land and their stories.
For more info, or if you're interested in having "Bootstraps" Workshops held at your SF community space or school, please contact Tine.
This program is funded by the "Storytelling and Narrative Shift for the Black Community in San Francisco" grant through the Human Rights Commission's new Dream Keeper Initiative (DKI).