Throughout the several challenges of 2020, many of us find ourselves nostalgic for the cultural events that helped us thrive before the pandemic. Reflecting back on beautiful projects that bring community together helps us stay hopeful as we find ways to creatively stay connected. Among these reflections, I am immediately taken back to a project in 2016 when Mosaic Silicon Valley initiated a cross-cultural collaboration between two very different populations.
“Children are taught racism. Children are taught diversity. They don’t see it; they only see human. Two words: education and exposure. What are children educated about and what are they exposed to?”
At the beginning of 2020, Sangam Arts, through it’s Mosaic Silicon Valley initiative, launched a new program geared toward commissioning artists to create collaborative projects that both embodied and furthered the mission of strengthening multicultural American communities