FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [Mattapoisett/Marion/Rochester, January 28, 2024] — Tri-Town Against Racism (TTAR) is thrilled to announce the 4th Annual Black History Month Creative Expressions Contest, open to all Jr. and Sr. High School students attending or residing in the Tri-Town area during the 2024 school year. This year's theme is African Americans and the Arts.
"African American art is infused with African, Caribbean, and the Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression, the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans."
Contest Details: The contest welcomes entries from any medium, encouraging students to express their creativity in diverse ways. Participants must be Jr. or Sr. High School students living or attending school in the Tri-Town area during the 2024 school year. The deadline for submission is February 22 at 4:00 pm. Late entries cannot be considered. Winners will be announced at the opening reception in the Mattapoisett Library Community Room on Saturday, February 24, at 2:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.
For a full list of contest details, please visit https://www.tritownagainstracism.org/contest-2024
About Tri-Town Against Racism:
Tri-Town Against Racism is a 501(c)3 registered nonprofit committed to defending the community against racism through education, positive communication, and amplifying the voices of those impacted.
Our mission extends to fostering understanding through Little Free Diverse Libraries, which provide a platform to share perspectives on racism and social justice, celebrate the diversity of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized voices, and ensure an inclusive collection that embraces the experiences of all identities for every reader.