Category: Culture & Belonging

RISE Chattanooga

RISE Chattanooga

New Location Sets Enhanced Course for Groundbreaking Arts Organization (PHOTO Caption: The former Solid Anchor Church in East Chattanooga will become the new home and community hub for RISE Chattanooga.) 2020 was a year of devastation for Shane Morrow, Executive Director of RISE (Responsive Initiatives for Social Empowerment) Chattanooga, an independent, minority-led arts organization dedicated...

October 6, 2021October 6, 2021
Thank You For Seeing Me

Thank You For Seeing Me

Reflecting on the Arts and Overcoming Systemic Racism There is no way for me to look at the work that I do outside of my lived experience and the skin I’m in. I am a black man who also serves the community as president of a large arts institution. Over the past few weeks, since...

June 11, 2020June 11, 2020
Creating Neighbors

Creating Neighbors

Jazmine LeBlanc, Co-Director of East Lake Language Arts, sees story everywhere, especially in her eclectic neighborhood. This is a story about a neighborhood and a lady with a big imagination. The neighborhood is in the heart of a city. All sorts of people live here…people from South America and India, people who drive fancy electric...

June 10, 2020June 10, 2020