Literary Freedom Project is a Bronx-based 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit arts organization that believes cultural identity is a fundamental cornerstone in the development of smart, creative, and engaged communities. These qualities, on which cultures are sustained and strengthened, are honed, in part, through a mix of immersive reading –academic, vocational, and pleasure. OB is a public discussion group that recenters literature as a way to build community conversations related to gentrification, social justice, women’s empowerment, criminal justice, and racial inequality.
Literary Freedom Project seeks to restore the importance of social and cultural identity through reading. Towards this goal, LFP presents One Book One Bronx the Mosaic Literary Conference, develops literature-based lesson plans & workshops, and publishes Mosaic.
Programs of the Literary Freedom Project are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, donations, Humanities New York, and Citizens Committee of New York City
In-kind support is provided by The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Andrew Freedman Home, Casita Maria Center for Art & Education, Google, and the New York Public Library. LFP is a member of the Urban Arts Cooperative -supporting artists in underserved communities.
Bill Aguado, Executive Director, En Foco, Inc.
Stephanie J. Alvarado, Program Director, Freelancers Union
Nicole Dennis-Benn, writer and educator, Patsy and Here Comes the Sun
Kelsey Evans, Executive Director, The Roew
Ron Kavanaugh, Executive Director, Literary Freedom Project
Christine Licata, Executive Director, No Longer Empty
Noelle Santos, Owner, The Lit Bar