Founded in 1976, the Afrikan Poetry Theatre continues to promote change with an emphasis on cultural tolerance and understanding through a diverse roster of cultural activities that are of interest to our multi-cultural cluster of constituents. Our principal activities include the celebration of cultural holidays, historical events and leaders. One of our largest initiatives is the “Urban Poets Movement" - artists of any discipline share their work with the community; lobby for change and promote socialization through the presentation of cultural arts activities, events, programs, workshops and exhibits. Arts activities are habitually an effective form and a central meeting place of diverse crowds to gather cultural exchange. As technological innovations continue to change, traditional methods take us from primitive and authentic communications, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that without art, intra/intercultural understanding becomes difficult. Without social interaction, human development is derailed and can become more problematic than you might imagine. In numbers, artists can increase local lobbying using the power of arts.