Our mission

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It all started when…

we found ourselves asking the same questions.

Shades Collective is a multidisciplinary collective dedicated to fostering mindful, equitable, and intersectional exchange and scholarship. Though we are aware of the broader communal challenges faced by the dismissal of intertwined systems of oppression, our collective is primarily focused on examining the advanced study of visual and cultural studies, in relation to the academy, and the workplace. Our mission at the present time remains an active commitment to challenging the limitations created by racial, patriarchal, and socio-economic oppression, specifically for artists, educators, and intellectuals of color (not limited to, but particularly in the Baltimore community.)