On Issues That Matter To Us


Special Edition


Note to Readers: Essays in this volume were written by the team and fellows of the Future Leaders Through Art Program (FLAP) during the summer of 2020. Its aim was to give youth tools for social justice, as well as help them explore the importance of and the possibilities that art could provide. Featuring a youth-centric view on current events, the magazine you have before you is a culmination of all those efforts. SHIFT focuses on the enduring, ever-present need for systems change as society evolves. As such, it is also named for the shift we wish to see in the world, and in each other. We hope that you emerge from SHIFT a little different and keep an open mind as you traverse the diverse range of experiences and ideas that we have to offer. Read on.