What is The P.O.W.E.R. Project V.3?
The Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project v.3 over the course of the month of September 2019. Throughout September there will be over 30 programs that will provide a restorative and inclusive environment to build capacity and community instigating renewal and a readiness to share these experiences with the greater community. The P.O.W.E.R. Project will present a wide variety of programming framing Wonderment and Empowerment as a form of sustainable Resistance. Programs to include film screenings, self-care workshops, artist and activist-led engagements, kids programming, and much more.
The P.O.W.E.R. Project V.3 Creative Core
The Creative Core is the new administrative infrastructure for the Power Project. The Creative Core is meant to be a platform for emerging leaders of color to develop their creative and professional practices in order to produce community capacity building programming. They will be responsible for conceiving, curating, coordinating, and executing the programming for the P.O.W.E.R. Project V.3.
Meet the Creative Core:
Jamillah Hinson(Lead Creative Director) is a curator, art programmer, grassroots archivist, and aspiring arts educator focused on exploring the works and concepts derived from the rich diversity found throughout the African diaspora.
Dewon Evans (Associate Creative Director) is a Chicago based Musician, Producer, & Songwriter. He is the creator and curator of Soul Fest, an annual Hip Hop and R&B showcase as well as the founder of Soulfull Records Music Group. Dewon is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago studying music business, and he is very excited for what the future may hold.
Alyssa Martinez(Creative Communications Director) (aka A.Martinez) is a poet, visual artist, mother, arts administrator, and community organizer living in Chicago. Her passion in community work lies in intersectionality, immediacy, and empowerment.