Anti-Racism · Pro-Inclusivity
YEAH! is a direct attempt to amplify youth voices that have otherwise been told to be silent. Music, art, and creative expression are our tools in building a loud, celebratory, and formidable movement. We do not use these tools by accident; we use them because music and creative expression are accessible, community-based, collaborative, and political.
Our feminist roots have grown to encapsulate discussion and work to liberate all oppressed peoples, beginning with antiracism. YEAH! Remains committed to actively naming and addressing the deep well of violence that disproportionately affects communities of color, in addition to acknowledging the history of the land we occupy. We recognize that every day provides us with the opportunity to work on dismantling our own white supremacy values so that we can better prepare ourselves to serve our youth.
This work will open opportunities to support additional underrepresented communities we value, including Hispanic, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, and multiple music professions. Resource pages for these vital communities are currently being developed and will be available soon.
As we adapt and shift, we invite you to join our commitment to continually remake ourselves and boldly engage in courageous opportunities to learn how to challenge systemic oppression and love each other better.
The resources below are tools to educate ourselves, encourage conversations and engage into action. These resources are periodically updated and most effective with community participation. If you would like to contribute a resource to our page, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check back for more resources to be added soon: Music, LGBTQIA+, and more!
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We support the following organizations and appreciate your contributions to their efforts.AFRORACKBlack Lives MatterBlack VisionsColor of ChangeGideon’s ArmyNashville Community Bail FundNational Museum of African American MusicReclaim the BlockThe Equity AllianceYouth Activism Project
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