…heritage in all its forms must be preserved, enhanced, and handed on to future generations as a record of human experience and aspirations, so as to foster creativity in all its diversity and to inspire genuine dialogue among cultures...
—From the United Nations "Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and Creativity,"
While We Are Still Here (WWSH) ensures that the “post-gentrification” community of Harlem and beyond will honor and find a meaningful connection to the legacy of African American achievement, and its paramount importance to world culture.
To create lasting tributes to the movers and shakers of Edgecombe Avenue and beyond by erecting, collecting, publishing, and presenting: a monument, a repository of memorabilia and ephemera, a book, and a series of public events. WWSH will also collect oral histories and develop an archive of all things Harlem.
Will educate, enshrine, and preserve the extraordinary legacy of Harlem as an incubator that was vital to the intellectual, cultural, social, and political advancements of the Harlem community as well as the African Diaspora.
Programming In the Arts and Humanities.