March 2017

MMI Youth Voices: Khamyl B.

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I have attended schools with many students who each year had the opportunity to travel overseas, whether to visit family and friends, or their families were just going on a vacation. I have always wished that I could visit other places and countries. Now with an opportunity with MMI Works I will finally get the chance to […]

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Seattle artists and culture workers speak out

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by Lara Davis In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, we see tremendous uprising in cities and states across the Unites States of America.  From student-led walkouts to bank boycotts, marches and rallies for justice, communities are engaging in civil disobedience and movement building – coming together to take action and be heard. Youth […]

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Untapped potential

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by Kiesha Davis Do you ever think of how much young people could accomplish if we listened to them empathetically? I mean, really listen? Take for example the traditional dynamic of funder and grantee relationships. The prevailing practice in the philanthropic community is to play in to the position of power with grantees, often with […]

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The Spark

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by Jeff Kollath “You can’t start a fire without a spark…” – Bruce Springsteen I began my career at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music on June 8, 2015; I met staff from the Memphis Music Initiative on June 22, 2015. Needless to say, MMI has been there all along for the museum and […]

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