RDCA-BX – Building Community Through the Arts

21 Mar

Read below and check out what’s going on with the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC-BX). It’s pretty interesting, and I wish we would of had something like this growing up in our neighborhood. You can’t help but support this certain cause, so peep it below.

In 2008, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC-BX) was founded in the South Bronx by brothers Gonzalo and Rodrigo Venegas of Rebel Diaz and allies from Uptown and the Bronx. It has since grown its membership to include over 25 dedicated artists, educators, and organizers. Initially an abandoned candy factory, community members came together to convert the space into an Arts Collective turned Hip Hop Community Center that has served for over 5 years as a:

  • safe and alternative space for young people.
  • center for political education and Hip Hop workshops.
  • fully-loaded media center.
  • state-of-the-art recording and production studio.
  • workspace/art gallery for artists.
  • film screening theatre.
  • performance venue.

On February 28, 2013, RDAC-BX was violently and abruptly evicted from its historic home on 478 Austin Place. In response to this displacement, we are launching a campaign to raise $50K in 60 days to raise awareness about gentrification in the South Bronx and to find a permanent home to lay down new roots.




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