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Lotta Studios

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Petisia M. Adger

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Welcome to Urban Grants 4 Us, Incorporated - the nonprofit committed to elevating and promoting the achievements of Black artists in all art forms. From theatrical and visual artists to authors and artisans, we support creatives in historically marginalized communities through financial investments and the establishment of safe spaces.

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3rd Annual
Dixwell Walking Tour
2023

Yale School of Medicine

National Clinician Scholars Program NCSP

In partnership,

Urban Grants 4 Us and

Urban Librarian Consulting 

conducted a historical Dixwell Avenue walking tour for Yale University's NCSP students.

Tour concluded a mouthwatering dinner hosted by Mama Mary's Soul Food Restaurant, 372 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT (203) 562-4535

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Urban Grants 4 Us proudly sponsored the workshop production, "Faces In My Fist:" written by local playwright, Lisa McCree, the production premiered on November 12, 2022 at the Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT.

GRANT WORKSHOPS

100% recommend this workshop...information is applicable to establishing a successful business.

Black Women's Firsts Panel Discussion

Mixed Messages

A Story of Mixed Heritage

Led by Deborah Hare, her graphic novel, Mixed Messages, chronicles the history of Deborah's slave ancestry and the stark skin pigmentation residue of the "house Negro" versus the "field Negro" historical divide. Her discussion and workshop sought to inspire community members to document and legitimize their own family histories. Participants brought along family photos to create lineage pages in heritage notebooks provided by Urban Grants 4 Us.

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Play Reading Production

Reading and Talkback of 2 original one-act plays written & directed by Javon Johnson.

One Act Play - NEXT STOP: A wait at a New Haven bus stop turns into a lifetime of change for 2 men from 2 different places.

One Act Play - THE PAWN: On the New Haven Green, 2 men playing chess from 2 different worlds are forced to interact with one another due to unpredictable circumstances.

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Visual Literacy Art Showcase

Black artisans showcased art works, products and services to New Haven residents. Residents also participated in a Drum Circle during Black History Month at Stetson Branch Library.

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