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Art by Jian Giannini

Growing Up Black

Source: Race, Poverty & the Environment Journal By Jarrel Phillips To the Children of the Next Generation I grew up in a household with both parents and two…

Litt Young

I Am Litt Young

Your ancestors took the lash, the branding iron, humiliations and oppression because one day they believed you would come along to flesh out the dream.” —Maya Angelou By…

I Am San Francisco

I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence Video Series

A sneak peak at the I Am San Francisco video series that will unfold into a short film produced, filmed, and edited by Jarrel Phillips. Part 1 Part…

Photo by Danielle Hall

Ayiti Cultural Exchange 2016

Watch Haiti (Ayiti) Cultural Exchange 2016! Hosted by Daniel Brevil, musical director of Rara Tou Limen, dancers and travelers embark on a two-week cultural exchange trip to Haiti…

Photo by jarrel Phillips

Sept 22: IAMSF Exhibition Reception

PRESS RELEASE  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  I Am San Francisco: Black Past and Presence Exhibition Reception including Magazine Release Party for Race, Poverty and Environment (RP&E) Where: City College of San…


I Am San Francisco

KPOO Interview with Jarrel Phillips about IAMSF (Begins at 27:45) By Kheven Lagrone and Jarrel Phillips We are the San Francisco no one talks about —James Baldwin Today,…

Birthday Potluck

Made With Birthday Love

I usually don’t do much celebrating for my birthday but I decided to do a picnic this year. About 150 or so people– friends, families, kids– came through…

Now Playing: Media For a Playful Planet Trailer

Besides checking out  the How We Play Exhibition curated by Jarrel Phillips, if you’re interested in finding more resources about the study of play, please watch the trailer…


Kids Batizado e Troca de Cordões 2014

Photos by Kuan-Tung Pan

Capoeira Ijexa Kids Batizado 2014

Youth Maculele, Capoeira Ijexa Kids Batizado and Troca de Cordos 2014

This video is a snippet of the Youth Maculele performance at Capoeira Ijexa’s Kids Batizado and Troca de Cordos 2014. A letter to all the parents present at…

Capoeira Class

Young Martelo’s Capoeira Combo

By Jarrel “Chumbinho” Phillips Ari, a.k.a. Martelo (meaning “Hammer” in portuguese), has been training capoeira with me for three years since the age of four. He is now…


Family Capoeira in 30 Seconds

Photos and Video Clip from Family Capoeira, Summer Session Week 3 By Christine Joy Ferrer/Eyes Opened Media

First Day of Family Capoeira

Prescott Circus Theatre

Prescott Circus Theatre: An Avenue of Access and Exploration

By Jarrel Phillips I was invited to join the Prescott Circus Theatre (PCT) troupe as acrobatics instructor while I was traveling in East Africa. I was so excited…

Access Via Exposure

"I’m on a constant journey to find myself, but I also want to help others find themselves. And when I say self, I mean purpose. AVE can mean a lot of thi...