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Black Youth Healing Arts Center Open House
September 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm CDT
The BYHAC Open House will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Black Youth Healing Arts Center located at 643 Virginia Street in Saint Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood. The Open House will be an opportunity for members of the community to meet the IGF community and learn about the programming and services that will be offered at the BYHAC.
- FREE family-friendly event
- Musical performance by Afro Boricua artist Tearra Oso and others
- Food truck
- Make and take art activities
- Building tours
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- Credit union fair
ABOUT THE BLACK YOUTH HEALING ARTS CENTER
IGF is creating a safe space in Saint Paul’s Frogtown neighborhood for Black youth to receive healing for their un/under-processed historical trauma. Unearthed historical trauma blocks the potential of full humanity and expression of gifts. The Black Youth Healing Arts Center (BYHAC) will provide cultural, ancestral, and innovative processes to healing for Black youth foremost, while creating safe spaces and healing opportunities for the youth of color.
The BYHAC will be a multi-faceted center with cooperative values, residential leaders and services, activities, and training opportunities for Black youth throughout the day. All offerings will have a holistic integrative health/healing-focused approach.
The BYHAC is designed by youth for youth and will house 16 site leaders as they earn, learn, and prepare to move into the community. Newly housed site leaders will be selected to replace those who graduate to off-site housing. Current spaces and activities, in addition to housing, include an industrial kitchen, recording studio, ceramics, painting, weaving studio, performance stage, and art gallery. Future plans include creating a therapy dog training center. Out of these services and activities we hope to develop social enterprises to fund The Collective long-term.
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE BYHAC
There are many ways to support the BYHAC. One of the best ways is to help share about the BYHAC, our goals, programs, and events with others! You can visit our website for updates or follow us on Facebook and Instagram! You can also make a one-time or recurring financial donation to the BYHAC.
We’re also looking for sponsors for our BYHAC Open House on Saturday, September 3, 2022! Click here to learn more.