Oct 16, 2019
When we say TINY business, we refer to all those historic corner stores, barber shops, legal services or restaurants, pushed out by insultingly high rents or the absence of any public policies protective of Charleston’s original work-in / live-in populations.
When we promote apprenticeship programs for young people, we mitigate the uprooted education in Charleston public schools with periods of immersion in locally anchored businesses, hopefully teaching a trade and certainly integrating youth into their Charleston living environment.
When we say resegregation, we refer to school and housing policies which make color of the skin, gender identification or socio-economic status, markers for acceptance or rejection in Charleston.
When we pair artists with entrepreneurs we recognize that they all share a creative talent, which may overcome binary clichés about art, business, employees, patrons.
We change the landscape. We make a Stream.