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Celebrate the 22nd year of the interdisciplinary arts festival wats:ON?

The annual interdisciplinary arts festival wats:ON? was born in the aftermath of tragedy, but now brings a celebration of art, activism, and culture to Pittsburgh every year. The festival was founded in the memory of Jill Watson, a Carnegie Mellon University alumna of the School of Architecture and later an[…]

Jasiri X Headlining RAED

Arts Ed Collaborative is very excited to announce artist, activist, and 1Hood Media co-founder and CEO Jasiri X as our headliner for Regional Arts Ed Day 2020! Jasiri has spoken at Harvard, the University of Chicago, NYU, Stanford, and elsewhere, and has performed his music at the Smithsonian Institution and the Apollo[…]

2019-2020 Sacred Cypher Creative: Jasiri X

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2  |  6p – 8p |  Fight Fear Build Power: Labor Day Town Hall Atlanta University Center; Exact location will be emailed upon RSVP here.  Through a dynamic panel discussion on Labor Day, active community members will discuss how communities-under-attack can show up as authentic solidarity partners to each other, and[…]

Jasiri X is listening, and he doesn’t like what he hears

On a cold day in March after East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon RoseJr., Jasiri X, a slim, intense rapper and activist, was linked arm-in-arm with college and high school students who walked out of their classes and into the streets. That night,[…]

Purple Roses by Jasiri X

Produced by RLGN, Purple Roses is the first track off Jasiri X’s new project, “A Tale of Three Rivers” about the city of Pittsburgh’s tumultuous 2018. Inspired by the life of Antwon Rose II, Purple Roses was engineered by Soy Sos at Tuff Sound Recordings credits released July 15, 2019[…]