upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

Ras Mashramani

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Rasmashramani

2016 Art and Change Grant – $2,500

Ras will write a dystopia sci-fi novel that explores the intersection of mental health treatment, mass incarceration, racism, and poverty from the perspective of a social work trainee at a local juvenile detention center. For the novel, Ras will research the histories of forced experimentation, medication, and incarceration of those deemed “dangerous to the status quo.” She will also organize a roundtable discussion with mental health professionals and survivors to facilitate understanding and dialogue between the groups. Through this project, Ras wants to draw awareness to issues of surveillance and violence in poor communities and amplify the voices of both survivors and workers who are impacted by these systems in hopes to promote solidarity. Ras sees this book as a tool to teach social workers about the cultural intricacies of “diagnosis” and “treatment,” as well as the historical distrust among vulnerable populations. 

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The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects. [read more]

deadline 08/01
Upcoming events
09/232:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I’m Afraid Of Men Book Reading and Q&A

Vivek Shraya will read and answer questions about her new book, I’m Afraid of Men, co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative, Leeway Foundation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, and City of Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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10/0510:45 am - 12:00 pm

RELEASE: Art in the Context of Gender Justice & Mass Incarceration

Leeway will facilitate an interactive workshop and panel discussion on gender justice and the role that art has in decarceration activism as a part of Philadelphia FIGHT's Beyond The Walls Prison Reform Summit.

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