Round I Projects


The Last Black Man in Barrio Logan

Social justice


Social justice and community engagement


91950, 92113


Ramel Wallace

The campaign aims to expose one thousand youth to an exhibition titled The Last Black Man in Barrio Logan, curated collaboratively by Ramel Wallace in collaboration with David Colon, within the lowest quartile California Healthy Places Index communities in Barrio Logan and South Bay. The South Bay region exemplifies the influence of cross-border dynamics, with 120,000 people traversing the border and the combined effects impacting 7.1 million individuals in Tijuana and San Diego. It's where the far south and the northern border converge significantly, and this exhibit serves as one of those poignant intersections. This thin line that intersects our narratives is one marked by displacement and asylum-seeking. The campaign includes community events, workshops, and educational programs to foster connections and leverage digital platforms to reach a broader online audience. Engaging multimedia content will feature video interviews with Wallace and Colon, and the campaign incorporates the voices of residents, artists, and activists who have been instrumental in shaping the cultural identity of Barrio Logan. Their personal stories and testimonials will add authenticity to the campaign within the broader context of Barrio Logan's rich history rolling into the South Bay, its current challenges, and the significance of cultural preservation. It will acknowledge the area's environmental and socioeconomic dynamics and its role as a cultural hub.


Ramel Wallace

Ramel Wallace is a multi-dispensary artist working at the intersection of creativity, community, and technology. He is the Senior Community Manager at BAM, a public relations and marketing firm for venture-backed companies. Wallace is responsible for researching, developing, and managing BAM events with key internal and external stakeholders. He has been a recording artist for over fifteen years, leading him to host CreativeMornings/SanDiego and become a San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art board member. Before BAM, Wallace was the CEO and Founder of thChrch and continues to live at the intersection of art, tech, and creativity. His roots in Hip Hop have allowed him to turn his ability to control a crowd into an ability to run an organization and lead a community. He is currently the CEO of The Holyfield, an organization that focuses on creativity and identity.

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