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Sakina Ibrahim: LEAP Civic Engagement Project: Empowering and Educating Through the Arts

Sakina Ibrahim (UC Irvine): $1,000 for LEAP Civic Engagement Project: Empowering and Educating Through the Arts. November Mini Grants

The LEAP Civic Engagement Project is a dance program developed from my research in dances of the African Diaspora. This project is designed for the cultural and historical development of African American youth in marginalized communities in Inglewood,CA. Its aim is to support middle school students with the tools and ability to engage in critical thinking, political awareness and artistic practice. They will display their process and transformation in video and a final performance at UCI.

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