Our mission & who we are

The Mestizo Arts & Activism Collective is an intergenerational social justice think tank in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are of diverse ethnic and academic backgrounds. We come together because we are concerned about the community we live in. We are student leaders, poets, researchers, mentors, artists, musicians, dancers, faculty, and community organizers who work collaboratively to make changes in our community and engage in the arts. We use our research and personal experiences as a way of promoting social justice to make our voices heard. We are inspired and motivated to create positive change by understanding and addressing the issues our communities face daily. Our goal is to make a difference and make the world a better place for everyone to live in by developing young leaders, creating unity within our community, informing the world about issues young people of color face and finding creative ways to solve them.