Thank you for coming this far. For deciding to make a contribution to the Literary Freedom Project, a Bronx-based nonprofit arts organization.
If you are grappling with indecision, ask yourself –why did I come this far? Most likely you’re a lover of books, education, and culture. You’ve realized that there are gaps in your life, or the lives of people you know, that our mission helps to fulfill. Now is the time to give!
In 2015, the Literary Freedom Project:
- published three print issues of Mosaic, which featured essays, book reviews, and interviews with Saeed Jones, Amanda Johnston, Naomi Jackson, Jabari Asim, Nathan McCall, Beverley Nambozo Nsengiyunva, and Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
- developed literature-focused lesson plans for high school educators that presented BlackLivesMatter from a literary angle
- presented the Mosaic Literary Conference (11/21/2015) – Free
- co-hosted the Bronx Book Fair (5/30/2015) – Free
- organized this summer’s We Are Family Book Club, a Bronx-based reading initiative that read Emily Raboteau’s Searching for Zion – Free
- (co)hosted numerous readings throughout New York City, including Women Writers of the Diaspora and contributors to The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop at the Bronx Museum – Free
The expenses add up quickly. In 2015, LFP budgeted $25,500 to meet its program goals. With donations and grants we were able to accomplish a lot but we still need your help. Your donation is key to our sustainability.
Since 2004, the Literary Freedom Project has been dedicated to supporting the literature of the African Diaspora, and to creating open access points for the public to engage books and culture.
Literary Freedom Project