4Ward Miami- ImpactOUT International Initiative promotes the connection between cultural arts and human rights.
We commission and/or collaborate with partners to promote community development through multidisciplinary cultural arts projects centered on social justice. Projects vary and utilize various mediums and methodologies in order to fully engage and inspire the community.
Our Current Cultural Arts & Social Justice Project
Direct Support for Maison De La Culture to Commission an LGBTQ+ Library, Archival Center & Writing Lab in Abiidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
We are currently collaborating on a community development cultural arts project in Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), with Maison De La Culture (House of Culture) and their trustee partner, Amnesty International Cote d'Ivoire. 4Ward Miami is directly supporting the commission of a library in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, to archive LGBTQI history, documentation and a writing center for LGBTQI youth to learn creative writing skills so that they can write and recite their stories in order to promote diversity and inclusion in Cote d'Ivoire and beyond! Our additional goal is to cross educate the LGBTQ communities in both Cote d'Ivoire and Miami on community development through collaborative cultural arts projects like this one.