our Voice Matters

Join us every year for "Our Voice Matters," URGENT, Inc.'s signature youth art showcase during Historic Overtown's Soul Basel. This dynamic multi-media event is a celebration of youth creativity and community, featuring works of art in various mediums from the talented young people in our Film Arts Culture Entrepreneurship (FACE) programs.

Experience the power of youth-led innovation and storytelling through our Comic Book Station, Youth Short Film Screenings, and Photography Gallery. Our Voice Matters is a unique opportunity to connect with young creatives and hear their perspectives on the issues and experiences that matter most to them.

Mark your calendar for the first Friday in December, and join us for an unforgettable week of art, inspiration, and community. Stay tuned for updates on our 2023 exhibit, and come see for yourself why "Our Voice Matters" is a can't-miss event on Miami's cultural calendar!

Join Us


When: Thursday December 7, 2023 

Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm 

Where: Historic Lyric Theater

What: Sip and Paint

Cost: None


When: Saturday December 9, 2023

Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm 

Where: Historic Lyric Theater

What: Paint and Pizza

Cost: None

About Photovoice: Youth Photovoice is an empowering journey of self-expression through the lens of art. This project employs a participatory research method that merges the art of photography with storytelling, giving young individuals the platform to convey their unique experiences, viewpoints, and aspirations. Beyond capturing images, it serves as a catalyst for meaningful dialogue, community engagement, and positive change. 

About the Process: Over the past 9 weeks, youth aged 5 to 18 in URGENT, Inc.'s after-school programs delved into the essence of community and self-exploration using the Photovoice process. Equipped with disposable and digital cameras, these young minds documented their daily lives, challenges, strengths, and concerns. Guided by questions such as "What does community mean to you?" and "What brings you joy?" they carefully selected their most impactful photos, each accompanied by a title conveying a message they wish to share.

Event Flash back

URGENT, Inc. presented, "Our Voice Matters" in December of 2018 during Overtown's Soul Basel Week. Annually this event features youth showcasing their multi-media youth art created under the mentorship of professional artists. In 2018, URGENT partnered with the Historic Lyric Theater to showcase the youth in Historic Overtown, Miami.

You can  stay connected with URGENT by following on us on IG, Facebook, and Youtube @urgentinc. 

To donate, text URGENT to 53-555, no amount is to small or too large.

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