Last week we opened our studio to Avrell Stokes and his team at BeGreat Together, where we had a viewing and a follow-up Q&A for the DocuCourse, Art & Advocacy.
Avrell is the President of BeGreat Together, a Kansas City-based nonprofit that allocates resources and builds awareness of economic, social, and environmental factors impacting disinvested communities. Stokes frequently uses the arts to unite communities and create opportunities, especially those that support the development of minority public schools.
DocuCourse is a BeGreat Together multimedia platform that combines community stories with strategies to inspire change. There are four categories within DocuCourse: Arts, Family, Health, and Justice, and each course highlights a change maker, the strategies that they executed when they approached a project, and the lessons learned from each endeavor. In this manner, DocuCourse shares real-world solutions and strategies for ongoing campaigns that empower people through place.