Haunted by Joy
Investing in the professional and artistic development of young Black girls through the collaborative curation of an original art exhibit
What does it mean to be African American, non-cis-male and haunted by joy, rather than collective and historical trauma? Haunted by Joy is an artistic partnership among the Multicultural Resource Center, Ithaca High School and Cornell that attempts to answer this question.
Girls from IHS (inclusive of trans-lives) who identify as Black or African American are co-creating art and organizing an exhibit with Cornell students. Under the mentorship of Jess Russell, local artist and creative lead at the Multicultural Resource Center, and Cornell instructor Jasmine Jay, the girls are developing not only their artistic selves, but also transferable professional skills that demonstrate the pedagogical benefit of supporting Black girls.
Topics: Arts, Communication, Media and Design
Jasmine Jay, Department of English
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Jess Russell, Multicultural Resource Center
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