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Young Aspirations-Young Artists, Inc.

2023 Cross-Sector Impact Grant

Young Aspirations-Young Artists, Inc.

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New Orleans, Louisiana



Project Title

Trinity City

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YAYA and Black & Blue Story Project will continue "Trinity City", a 4-part graphic novel set in a future flooded New Orleans about 3 teens fighting for just systems of public safety. In Jan 2023, we will implement introductory "artivist" workshops inspired by issue #1. We will then create Issue #2 and pilot advanced workshops for teens to help them create their own comics. Through these efforts, we will engage more than 500 teens across SE Louisiana in re-imagining policing in their communities.