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MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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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.

THE COLLECTIVE

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Ineil Quaran

Co-Founder / Multimedia Artist

He/Him/His

  • Instagram

Co-founder is pretty straight forward. Other than that I'm a jack of all trades artist with a special interest in graphic design and animation. Into nerding out without policing how to nerd, sangers, and type beats. Smash bros anyone?

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Kenny Runaways

Producer / Performer

He/Him/His

  • Instagram
  • Spotify
  • YouTube
  • SoundCloud

Use your imagination.

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Jamiah Mootry

Co-Founder / Graphic Designer

She/Hers/Her

  • Instagram
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Hi, I'm Jamiah (Ja-Mee-Uh) -- a digital designer, avid studier of finance, player of badminton, and lover of Prince. 

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Jason Cathcart

Cultural Critic / Cultural Competency Dir. 

He/Him/His

  • Instagram
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  • YouTube

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.

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Vondale Walker

Educator / Free Spirit

He/His/They/Them

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I'm a typical Tauren earth bender who got hooked towards the collective during the first Deconstructing Masculinity workshop. My interests include: youth financial literacy, LGBTQ+ rights, and finishing my studies in chicken nuggology. 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

BODY POSITIVE AND

SEX CRITICAL

UNLEARNING AND

LEARNING

YOUNG

LEADERSHIP

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HEALING

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POC-CENTERED AND

DECOLONIZATION

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ARTS EMPOWERMENT

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WOMEN, FEMME, AND LGBTQIA+ AFFIRMING

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POLITICAL AUTONOMY 

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INTERSECTIONALITY

COMPLEX MASCULINITY

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