Grantee Cohort Spring 2022
Just South of Manchester and off of Crenshaw stands tall a former dairy mart, home to an artist collective and art gallery dedicated to shifting the trauma-induced conditions of poverty and economic injustice, bridging cultural work and advocacy, and investigating ancestries through the lens of Inglewood and its community. What these Black and transnational identities seek is an imagination of new collective memory through programming, events, and art installations that cultivate and nurture communal arts and education, repatriating resources into Inglewood and combatting sports-stadium-driven displacement and gentrification. The Crenshaw Dairy Mart emerges from an investment in abolition, modes of accessibility in art practice, and weaving community solidarity through new memories.
The Crenshaw Dairy Mart is an abolitionist, pro-Black, pro-trans, pro-brown, pro-Asian, pro-queer, anti-racist organization with zero tolerance for hate of any and all kinds i.e. toxic masculinity and white supremacy.