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Aspects of Colorism


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In collaboration with local Twin Cities artists, the Youth Research Team (YRT) of the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center (KAYSC), will be debuting their artwork showcasing the accumulation of their work researching different aspects of colorism. Each art piece depicts a different aspect of colorism and how it shows up in our communities. There will be performances, an exhibition of art pieces, and refreshments.

Featured artists:
Ashembaga (Ashe) Jaafaru
Awa Mally
Bobby Rogers
Diana Nguyen
Jacob Ladda
Youth Research Team:
Alexis Griffin, Katrina Pettis, Michela Kamara, Mohamed Dirie, Yoo-Jin Hwang, Zhaeveon Mottley
Crew Manager: Adja Gildersleve
Crew Coordinator: Shiranthi Goonatilaka

The Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center of the Science Museum of MN's Youth Research Team (YRT) has been going through a Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) process to learn, research, and take action around the topic of Colorism.

The crew has been using various methods to collect information (data) on the different aspects of colorism. Each youth was assigned to a topic/aspect-- ie. Colorism in music, film marketing, family dynamics, dance, and across different racial identities. They have used the data to create a piece of art that will be showcased in the exhibition along with other local artists.

Big thanks to Indigenous Roots Cultural Center for providing the space for this event