Strength from the Roots

Strength From the Roots

Strength from the Roots is a project of our Arts and Culture program. Through this program we create an active and engaging experience where often marginalized populations in the Inland Empire were able to participate in art and cultural activities with members of their community and of different ethnic backgrounds. 

In the program, participants are united through mutual life experiences and are given the opportunity to create space to express their voices. Participants join each other and through professional coaching are given the skills to create cultural songs related to their individual and collective life experiences.

Following several months of practice the participants developed two interactive performances from their initial work which reached into their communities with more than 400 local residents attending.