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Community Now Panel Discussion

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Our next Community Now panel discussion takes place February 15 at 6 p.m.

The Black Artist Waystation is a private sector initiative to increase the visibility and support of Black artists in Lancaster. Presented by YWCA Lancaster, our aim is to be a catalyst for artists who create works that define the movement toward freedom and recognize the many efforts that brought us to this moment. We are exploring the link between Lancaster as a waystation on the Underground Railroad and the freedom seekers who rested here; to the struggle for freedom that continues today and the many moments in between of excellence, beauty, and joy.


A piece of artwork by Keisha Finnie
Artwork by Keisha Finnie
Twenty-two local Black artists have been nominated for this experience beginning in February 2021 and culminating with a Juneteenth event. This initial launch and discussion will expound more on the Black Artist Waystation vision highlighting the Agents (nominators), Nominees, and Conductors (mentors). There will be an opportunity for the public to view the works of the nominees and learn more about art, artivists and the need for public art in social justice movements. Join us in the journey for equity in Lancaster arts!
Panelists include:
  • Tony Collins, President, Blake Collins Group
  • Lenwood Sloan, Creative Director, Consultant, Art Director
  • Javier Suarez, Principal, Suarez Architecture
To create change we must first understand what is happening in our community now. This is one of a series of dialogues hosted by YWCA Lancaster with a diversity of voices included. The ZOOM link will be sent via email after you sign up.
This event is for everyone but we ask that you register in advance.
Join us for our next "Community Now" discussion - We are Women takes place March 25 at 6 p.m.
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February 15
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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YWCA Lancaster