In the original version of the conNECKtedTOO mission statement, there is a sentence which raises questions: “For us collaboration means shared ownership and autonomy not consensus.” This is my reply, an opportunity to open a dialogue. The issue is the relationship of shared ownership with autonomy, as compared to consensus. Here, autonomy is a state […]Read More
Due to measures taken to prevent COVID19 from spreading, the conNECKtedTOO Story Circle event has been modified into a virtual gathering that emphasizes solidarity and community over panic and isolation. Share stories, laugh, recite a poem or just let us know how you are doing at this Community Check-In via Zoom. Click here to join […]Read More
conNECKtedTOO is transitioning. For the purpose of supporting TINY BUSINESS as an essential form of commerce in Charleston, the Collective is morphing from the hard media of sculpture, poster, performance and diagram making, to the virtuality of a Mobile App to be found at TINYisPOWERFUL.com. conNECKtedTOO is dedicated to very small enterprises. They are powerful […]Read More
I once had a friend who objected to Black Americans calling themselves “a minority” because he believed the words played on our minds in a way that led us to believe Blacks were statistically outnumbered the whole world over. “People of color are the majority of the global population,” he used to say. He was correct.Read More
ART & CULTURE IN/WITH COMMUNITY is an outgrowth of the place where it exists.
The conNECKtedTOO team of artists, activists, youth and educators looks like the communities it works with: inter-generational, inter-disciplinary and interracial. The “Collective” model, where members are autonomous, reflects both the identity of causes and the free choice of the means to attain them, as found in any livable social group.Read More
A light-hearted lyricist wrote that “Love and marriage/Go together like a horse and carriage.” So (too) do songs, jingles and social activism. Protest songs can inspire commitment with a powerful line, or a clever turn-of-phrase. The transformational message is accompanied by the melodic music.Read More