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Open Call For BIPOC Youth: Public Mural In Brookline

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The Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations invites BIPOC youth to participate in a mural installation as part of the new “Community BUILDs” social action initiative.

ODICR, in collaboration with the Brookline Arts Center, the Brookline Center, and the Brookline Teen Center and Steps to Success, are launching “Community BUILDs,” a pilot social action initiative that tackles the impact of racism on youth mental health.

As part of the mural project, BIPOC youth, a BIPOC artist, and a clinician will participate in a series of workshops to brainstorm ideas for a public mural that they will then paint at the Brookline Teen Center.

The mural is expected to be completed in July. Once completed, participants, their families, and community partners will commemorate the achievement at a celebration event.

All BIPOC youth with a connection to Brookline with artistic talent and/or interest in binary racism and mental health are invited to participate.

Those who wish to participate should email Carolina San Miguel at csanmiguel@brooklinema.gov by May 31, 2022. The email should include a written statement of interest and reason, samples of their artwork, information about their affiliation to Brookline, and their contact information.

Youth participants will receive a stipend.

The “Community BUILDs” initiative is supported by the Town of Brookline and Brookline Community Foundation through the Racial Equity Fund.

For questions, please contact Carolina San Miguel at csanmiguel@brooklinema.gov or 617- 730-2640. For reasonable accommodations and language access, please contact Sarah Kaplan at skaplan@brooklinema.gov.

For more information and to learn more about the initiative, please visit here.