Ghana ThinkTank is honored to be a 2013 Creative Capital grant recipient.
The award spearheads our latest project, Ghana ThinkTank at the Mexico Border. In this project, we will apply a process developed over the past seven years to spark collaboration between anti-immigrant activists and immigrants in neighboring communities.
We will bring conflicting sides together to solve each other’s problems, and put them into action.
Using focus groups, on-the-street interviews and anonymous postcards, Ghana ThinkTank will collect problems from people living on both sides of Immigration issues. Problems will be exchanged with members of the other group, and each oppositional think tank will offer solutions for the other. Ghana ThinkTank will then work with each community to mobilize its members to implement those solutions.
Every phase will be documented, so that at the end we will create not only a dialogue between disparate communities, but also a vehicle to bring that conversation to a larger audience. Selected videos, photographs, conversations and solutions of the think tanks will become public exhibits, work stations and tools for future community building.