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The Iruke Project is a multimedia performance, production and education company devoted to exposing and exploring issues of social justice and sustainable communities.

Full+Cast+SHAFTEDThis model of creativity is based on direct interactivity with communities, usually but not exclusively LGBTQ communities of color, about sensitive and controversial topics that do not find adequate expression in the commercial media.  The Iruke Project’s work often anticipates major cultural developments (such as #BlackLivesMatter or the renaissance in Black film), enlightens and strengthens communities for full participation in civic life and have been sponsored by community-based organizations such as the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Center for Political Education, the Queer Cultural Center, and Critical Resistance.

Photo: 2013’s SHAFTED: The Blaqxsploitation Project
BLACK IS: Some culturally savvy middle-schoolers define what “Black” means for them through rap, dance, blackflips, hand-jive and more.

Video & photo courtesy of Artistic Director Anthony Julius Williams
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