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© 2018 created by Trash as Art

Roshni, meaning Light in several languages, aspires to work with those at the margins. Tell them stories, but more importantly tell their stories.

OUR VISION

To use art to promote inclusion, solidarity and empathy as well as be the bridge between haves and have-nots. To be the voice of the voiceless and encourage and support them to action.

WHAT WE DO

We use art to uplift, heal and inspire. Through our art projects, we work with the displaced, the disabled, the homeless, the addicted, the trafficked, the seniors, those with mental illness and
children-at-risk.

OUR COMMUNITY

Our projects are currently taking place in the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of historic north Aurora. Here 130 languages are spoken among residents coming from 110 countries.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER

In India, I didn't dance.

In Sweden, I realized that I would like to dance.

In Canada, I reached the heights of a professional dancer and choreographer.

But it was only in the US, I realized the power of dance.

When I held my newborn and wondered what kind of world he would grow up in.

-Deepali Lindblom

DANCE PROMOTES EMPATHY

Dance, besides promoting health and wellbeing, is a delightful medium to come together. It is specifically effective when people come diverse and cultural backgrounds.

 

Given time, it provides the right stimulus and setting for a better understanding of self and others in the

group. It fosters confidence and encourages dialogue. An opportunity to learn, share information, and

show, that in spite of our differences, we are inextricably connected.

 
OUR MOTIVATION

Ubuntu!

 

Once an anthropologist proposed a game to the children of an African tribe. He placed a basket of sweets near a tree and made the children stand 100 meters away.

 

He told the children to race to the basket and the winner would get all the sweets. At the word, 'go', all the children held hands and ran towards the tree together. There, they divided the sweets equally and gladly gobbled them up.

 

When the anthropologist asked why they divided up the prize, they replied, Ubuntu! ​How can one be happy with all the sweets, when the others have none?

 

Ubuntu according to wikipedia means, 'humanity towards others' or ' the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. 

Indeed, I Am because We Are.