In continuous efforts to mitigate racial disparity in Madison, Making Justice is providing a creative space for at-risk or court-involved youth to use art as an outlet for self-expression and to empower their voices.

An art program funded by the Madison Public Library, Making Justice holds weekly workshops for teenagers ages eleven to seventeen to engage in art through a “social justice lens.” First created in 2014, the arts program was created to advance the Wisconsin Idea initiative to address “the nation’s widest black/white educational achievement gap and highest per capita black juvenile arrest and incarceration rate in Dane County, Wisconsin,” according to the Making Justice website.

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