JUSTICE FOR TAMIR
ROXARTS ART SUPPLY DRIVE FOR THE TAMIR RICE FOUNDATION
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021
Featuring Live Music!
Ambler Heights Neighborhood of Cleveland Heights
(Adults only please. Address revealed when ticket purchased.)
$25 per person
$15 per person + an art supply donation
Beer, wine, and light snacks will be provided.
Tamir Rice was one of our own – a former 4th grader at Roxboro Elementary in the CH-UH city school district. In 2014, he was struck down at the young age of 12, by overpolicing.
On Saturday, August 21, RoxArts partners with the Tamir Rice Foundation and SPACES to host an intimate backyard event supporting the mission of the foundation named in his honor: investing in the growth and enrichment of all children through after-school programs in arts and culture by allowing them to express their truth to improve their lives as they grow into young adults.
We invite donations of clean, new or gently used art supplies and other materials for creative endeavors. Donated items will go to incarcerated youth at the Cuyahoga County Detention Center and the Tamir Rice Afrocentric Cultural Center. They will be used to support the artist-in residency of SPACES and the Tamir Rice Foundation partnership in the Downtown Education Center located inside of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Detention Center.
Four collection bins, including one on the Roxboro Schools' campus, were repurposed from a prior art exhibit. They were stripped and re-painted by Cleveland-based artists Antwoine Washington, James Quarles, and Davon Brantley with designs that celebrate Tamir's life.
Please join us at this event to garner positive change. We encourage your support and invite you to engage with us in the healing power of the arts!