The 49507 Project is a POC-LGBTQ and youth-led project, rooted in collaboration, that teaches art and event organizing, and commissions community art for and by people of color in the 49507 neighborhood.

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Can Community Outreach Be Organic?

Can we use art to further activate neighbors, shift power dynamics in historically underserved areas, and more importantly, change the narrative?

The 49507 Project: Farmers Insurance- Location 8

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The 49507 Project: Farmers Insurance- Location 8

Project 49507 is a POC-LGBTQ and youth-led project, rooted in collaboration, that teaches art and event organizing, and commissions community art for and by people of color in the 49507 neighborhood.

Can Community Outreach Be Organic?

Can we use art to further activate neighbors, shift power dynamics in historically underserved areas, and more importantly, change the narrative?

Can we plant seeds that will bloom into the south side becoming a Multicultural Arts District?

Farmers Insurance

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¡Hola! My name is Ismael Abreu and I currently serve our community as a Farmers Insurance Agent. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and moved to the United States 22 years ago. I am married to my wife of 15 years and we have 2 children. Our daughter is 11 years old and our son is 7 years old. I am a 2013 graduate from Calvin University. I enjoy traveling and camping with my family.

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Owner: Ismael Abreu

To me, liberation means the empowerment of others to reach their full potential.  Reclamation is recovering what belongs to you or a group of people but it can also mean restoring and redeeming relationships.

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Contact/Booking: info@thediatribe.org

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.

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Site Design by KCAD students & faculty as part of the EPIC Project.

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