Project Success

Keeping Hope Alive is our motto and we continue our strong commitment toward inspiring
and supporting the dreams of youth and families in the greater Ogden Area.


About

Project Success Coalition has proudly served Utah since 1989, providing after-school and summer academic programs, cultural arts and awareness, health prevention education and advocacy and community and economic development.  Growing out of a grassroots community coalition, we pride ourselves on being one of the voices for our community in articulating, advocating and addressing the needs of African Americans in Utah.  Finding workable solutions and promoting community empowerment is at the heart of our work and we invite those interested in joining the effort to do so.

 

Black History Month Programming 2018

February 20:  My Black is Beautiful: Display and Community Tabling
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Jazz & the Spoken Word: An Evening of Cultural Arts, and Salute to Legendary Saxophonist Joe McQueen
 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shepherd Union Ballroom C

February 21“Street Fighting Men”, Film Screening and Discussion

Filmed in Detroit, this movie follows a group of Black men as they work to build a life amidst numerous challenges.
7:00 p.m. Ogden’s Peery Egyptian Theater

February 22Stop the Hate Event: 

Conversation on the “N” Word
10:00 -11:30a.m.   Center for Diversity & Unity

Black in Latin America, Film & Discussion
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.        Center for Diversity & Unity

February 23Do or Die Art Exhibit: Affect, Ritual, Resistance, a solo exhibit by Atlanta based artist,  Fagamu Pecou, Opening Night 

Fahamu Pecou, artist and scholar whose work combines observations on hip-hop, fine art, and popular culture.  Pecou is profoundly involved with exploring the state of Black existence – life and death – in his work. In the midst of the endemic and pervasive threat of violence that is often a fact of life for young black men the artist asks, “Under looming threat of death, how can we inspire life? Through what mechanisms could we resist the psychological violence and despair inspired by the threat of violence and usher in hope? Or how might art serve as a ‘space of resistance?'”

 6:00 p.m. “Intercessions” a discussion with artist and special guest Hiphop artist and curator, room 120 of the Kimball Visual Arts Center

7:00 p.m. Kimball Visual Arts Center Shaw Gallery. Join the artist for a reception and exhibition opening

February 28Cultural Connections & Amnesty International: Black Lives Matter,
5:30 – 6:30 Panel and Discussion, Elizabeth Hall Room 229

Speakers: Jasmine Richards Abdullah, BLM Pasadena, CA and Lex Scott, BLM Utah

All events are FREE! For additional information contact: Betty Sawyer, bettysawyer@weber.edu or JaLisa Lee, jalisalee@mail.weber.edu

News

Juneteenth Utah Festival 2017

Juneteenth Utah Festival 2017

June 16-18th will be the 28th Annual Utah Juneteenth Festival and Holiday Celebration.  The theme is “The Power of Now” and will include our State of Black Utah Town Hall Meeting on Friday, June 16th at 6:30; Saturday, June 17th we will be at the Utah...

 

Tobacco Survey Form

Project Success is currently conducting a Tobacco Survey to assist us in better understanding tobacco and electronic -“e-cig” use in our communities throughout the state.  Please take a minute to fill this out and encourage family and friends to do so as well.  By filling out the survey, you can be entered to win our monthly drawings for a gift card.

A short film investigating the tobacco industry’s successful infiltration into the black community.

Nearly 9 in 10 African American snokers use menthol cigarettes. That’s no coincidence.
#blacklivesblacklungs
http://www.blacklivesblacklungs.com/

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