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RECLAIMING OUR NARRATIVE

Alongside community residents, the ACC is creating and actualizing a shared vision of reclamation, revitalization, and economic independence on the Bayou Road Corridor.

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Our 
Mission

The André Cailloux Center for Performing Arts and Cultural Justice (ACC) is a multidisciplinary, community-centered arts, cultural and organic intellectual center dedicated to freedom, flourishing, and the promotion of justice through the arts, community engagement, dialogue, and sustainable arts enterprise development for Black makers.

  • Revitalization: re-enlivening a historic route of commerce, placemaking, and cultural engagement that pre-dates the city
     

  • IN SPITE OF COLONIZATION and its progeny, gentrification, BAYOU ROAD REMAINS a center of transnational and multicultural exchange. We are reclaiming the historic narrative and purpose of this corridor.
     

  • Ownership: Creating space for Black artists to tell their own stories of the complex, multiple truths of Black life
     

  • Belonging: Solidifying, examining, and expanding the rich cultural heritage of the people of the global majority.

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Our 
vision

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