*January 16, 2024, Fort Lauderdale, FL –* A vibrant celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was hosted by Brushstrokes for History in partnership with Action For Literacy at Provident Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event, held on January 15, 2023, was a significant effort by community members to paint and bring new life to the historic Sistrunk area, known for its rich culture and heritage as wen here:
Under the theme “Painting History to Inspire the Future,” the event aimed to beautify the Sistrunk area and deepen the community’s appreciation of its historical significance. Volunteers, led by Yana Danzig, the passionate and visionary founder of Brushstrokes for History, created murals and artworks reflecting unity, community, and Dr. King’s enduring legacy.
Yana Danzig, renowned for her commitment to using art as a catalyst for social change, emphasized the event’s broader purpose. “This is more than painting walls; it’s about fostering a brighter future for the Sistrunk community and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. We believe in the power of art to unite and effect lasting change,” Danzig stated.
Action For Literacy, known for its dedication to enhancing literacy and education in underserved communities, contributed educational resources and activities, reinforcing the event’s focus on literacy in preserving history.
Maria Gomez, Director of Action For Literacy, highlighted the significance of the partnership. “Working with Brushstrokes for History underlines our mutual goal of empowering communities through educational and cultural engagement,” she said. “This collaboration of art and literacy not only beautifies the neighborhood but enriches minds too.”
The event culminated in a community gathering, where participants shared stories and local cuisine, celebrating their collective efforts to impact positively. The new murals stand as a testament to the community’s unity and commitment to honoring its rich cultural history.
Brushstrokes for History, a non-profit organization led by Yana Danzig, focuses on utilizing art for social transformation. The organization orchestrates community art projects to raise awareness and celebrate diverse cultural histories. Action For Literacy, in line with its mission, continues to improve literacy rates and educational opportunities in underserved communities.
The organizations extend their gratitude to all volunteers, sponsors, and community members for their contributions. Future collaborative events are planned to further enrich and uplift communities through art and education.
For more information, visit [Brushstrokes for History] http://www.BrushstrokesforHistory.org
About Brushstrokes for History:
Founded by Yana Danzig, Brushstrokes for History is a non-profit dedicated to leveraging art for social change, fostering awareness, and celebrating cultural history through community-based art projects. Follow them on Instagram @Brushstrokesforhistory
About Action For Literacy:
Action For Literacy is committed to improving literacy rates and educational opportunities in underserved communities, providing resources and support to nurture a love for learning and reading.