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Summer 2021

Color Compton  Paid Internship

5 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.

Amber Ramirez, 15

Melissa Garcia, 17

Tais Mendez Reyes, 14

Brooklynn Campbell, 14

Daniela Perez Gavira, 18

Glass of Milk

Amber Ramirez,15

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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.

Mellisa garcia,17