Central Library, Youth Wing
Aug 1, 2017 to Aug 19, 2017

Sneakers for Social Justice: The Capsule Collection is a showcase of the iconic "Chuck Taylor" All-Star Converse sneakers specially customized by local high school students who saw art as a tool for social justice and youth empowerment. The students explored social justice issues (personal to them or experienced by others) and creatively translated their viewpoints, ideas and opinions onto the sneakers using a variety of mediums.

Each participant attended three workshops led by the following facilitators to prepare for the customization of the sneakers on display.

Workshop 1 | Sneaker Culture
Michael D'Abbraccio aka Mikey Dabb (Sneaker Collector)
Instagram | @thecamp0ut

Workshop 2 | Social Justice Talk
Margot Machado Knuth & Lauren Dapena Fraiz (Las MarĂ­as Gender Justice & Feminism Education)

Workshop 3 | Sneaker Customization
Timothy Curtis (Artist)

Ari Forman (Creative Director)

Sneakers for Social Justice Co-Creators & Brooklyn Public Library Staff
Paula Bianchi
Jennifer Chan
Madeleine Coultrip
Brandon Graham
June Koffi
Susan Tam

Additional support and donations provided by:
BKLYN Incubator
ATMOS NYC | atmosny.com
Born X Raised | bornxraised.com
DaVinci Artist Supply | davinciartistsupply.com
Dick Blick | dickblick.com
Timothy Curtis | timothycurtisart.com/
Dee and Ricky | deeandricky.com/
Gregg Richards

List of books on Sneaker Culture and social justice

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