Natasha Thomas-Jackson/ RAISE IT UP! Youth Arts & Awareness

Natasha Thomas-Jackson participated in the “What is Downtown?” dialogue during the September 2012 Art Walk, and in Place It workshops led by urban designer James Rojas. “You can be an artist in many different ways, but your art can also provide creative solutions for the neighborhood. The kids arrive wanting to do poetry, or dance, or music. But they soon realize that they can use their art not just for their own personal growth, but also apply it to their community. Art is activism.”