D.O.P.E. (Dismantling Oppressive Patterns for Empowerment) Collective is an anti-oppressive arts collaborative primarily led by Black creatives, educators, social advocates, and healers under the of age 35. We aim to build stronger local resources for creative and exploited communities; resisting through art forms and arts movements considered: white-washed, intense, stigmatized, political, and/or experimental.
WHAT DO WE DO?
DOPE Collective powers cultural and educational events, and support other happenings that align with our guiding principles. We support our membership's individual growth and project development through encouraging self responsibility, and both peer and intergenerational modes of collaboration.
Any event, media, or belief promoted/hosted by an individual member that is not "powered," hosted, or sponsored by DOPE Collective does not represent DOPE Collective.
Cultural Critic / Cultural Competency Dir.
I joined with my first co-curated show, Day in the Life, in 2016. I'm impassioned about seeing the world go by from a global perspective and "uniting the tribes." I co-host podcast and web series, Team Fake Deep, and write on Medium.