Symphony of Survival – an Embrace Newark Initiative launches

Paul Robeson Galleries

With Newark Symphony Hall,  a dynamic creative project and archive of Black resistance showcasing both literary and visual arts by Newark area artists was unveiled this week.

Under the creative direction of poet Jasmine Mans, among the Newark-based contributors are Express Newark Partner (NewAnce)  Bimpe Fageyinbo,  and Paul Robeson Gallery’s Kristen J. Owens.

This archive is an evolving symphony of mourning, of protest, and of survival. This project was created in honor of George Floyd Breonna Taylor and the many others who have lost their lives to police brutality.

This is an Embrace Newark initiative, in collaboration with the City of Newark. Find the project on