dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home will support Black LGBT and Black women artists
in purchasing homes/sites for art- centered celebrations
while developing approaches to stop displacement in South Minneapolis.

Working in Minneapolis allows Sharon to expand her more than 20 years of work in the Twin Cities,
and to honor her mentor - Laurie Smith Carlos and issues of concern that
Laurie addressed in the Twin Cities, such as housing insecurity, art making and mentorship.

Project Coordinator, MLPS based artist/housing activist, Molly Van Avery,
has secured local partners including: City of Lakes Community and Trust
and Ephraim Eusebio, Lakes Area Realty Powderhorn Branch Manager. 
We will work with local activists to facilitate community engagement activities such as: 
home buying, food gardening, financial planning and creative practice workshops
plus cooking/story circles and house parties.