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About Us

The people’s art is the

genesis of

their freedom. Claudia Jones

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Laku (Lakou) means 'yard' -  the space where creative making, sharing and conversations take place. Nèg translates to 'Black' within Haitian Kréyòl. We call ourselves Laku Neg as a symbol of our embodiment of home/Land and the many places we call home, the practices of empowerment and the creative nature of resistance.


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Our Vision

Our strength is in our ability to imagine - to push the boundaries of what we can do together

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Our Values

The yard is the kitchen, the dance, the gayelle and the shrine. We operate from a particular set of values that shape the way we work and the work we do.

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Our Team

The heart of Laku Neg was formed by women of the diaspora. Our ancestral roots cover lands like Cameroon, Nigeria, Trinidad, Bermuda, Wales and other parts of Africa, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean’s indigenous lands.

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So far

Our journey so far!

Our Supporters
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