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.
Dixwell Walking Tour
Yale School of Medicine
National Clinician Scholars Program NCSP
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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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.
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.
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.