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Grassroots Artists Movement (G.A.ME)

Award Recipients - 2007

Omowale Adewale, Mutulu Olugbala, Nehen Jalloh-Adewale & Francis Pena, Co-Founders

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G.A.ME is a membership organization addressing sociopolitical and economic realities facing low-income Black and Latino communities.  Galvanizing the influence of hip-hop culture, G.A.ME unites artists and community members to work side-by-side for social justice.  G.A.ME runs youth leadership and community development programs.

Youth programs emphasize education, critical thinking and practical skills for community organization and advocacy.  An Alternative-to-Incarceration program addresses the severity of youth incarceration and assists 13 to 18 year-olds who have been arrested, charged or convicted with minor offenses in Bronx courts.  A youth-run green market distributes health information and increases healthy food awareness.  Other G.A.ME programs include the Healthcare Network and International Artist Union (IAU) that seek health services and a universal healthcare bill for low-income communities.  IAU provides artists with networking and educational opportunities, and organizes concerts that publicize social justice concerns.


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