the i am project, a 501(c)(3) organization, was designed to elevate awareness. our goal is to educate and initially we exposed emerging and established jazz musicians to a new and more expansive community by creating alternative venues, both terrestrial and digital. our platform evolved into performance clinics, expanding into digital conversations with a cross-section of industry professionals delivering a different dialogue. we engaged those assigned to bear the torch and who have forged an enduring imprint upon their community.
the voices of a new generation are louder than ever in this new century. it is one of social, racial and gender justice and equity that is no longer hidden from view. by giving them a platform, narratives: unwrapping the role model, their voices can be heard. we begin to hear inquisitive minds render an alternative portrait of life, global in scale, that recognizes their commonalities and concerns about the world they one day will inherit.
to create avenues to engage, empower and enrich our youth, initiate the global conversation of human similarities, and generate awareness of the unlimited contributions of women and men to the art of living through digital and visual archiving.
to design platforms for distinct perspectives on historical ways of thinking that reveal possibilities, and empowers our youth to achieve a fulfilled life.