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Summer 2020

Color Compton  Paid Internship

7 local youth participated in our 6-week internship that introduced Compton's history and art mediums. Students discussed narrative themes such as; controlling your narrative, owning your narrative and reclaiming your narrative. Black and brown narratives were highlighted.

Christian Cruz, 19

Jonathan Lopez, 19

Silvia Nuno, 20

Emily Orozco, 16

Karen Ramirez, 16

Michelle Rincon, 22

Emily San Vicente, 18

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Christian Cruz,19

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5

Gaayu’

Music plays throughout the mountains

Red and purple cover her body

We leave home to find “home”

Cinco

The desert becomes my playground

Playing hide n seek I run with one shoe

Afraid to be captured.

I play the game 2 times before I

“Win”

Five

I sit in silence

Put on my mask

Bottle everything up

I am

Home?

...

19

... Disculpame. I am sorry.

Jonathan

Lopez, 19