Let Your Voices AMPLFY
People are yearning for different stories from diverse voices.
An original and distinctive blend of topics ranging from culture, life love and everything in between.
We are aiming to present meaningful dialogue on topics that may not be covered extensively in our local media outlets.
We are creating a constant drumbeat of conversations that will work towards making an inclusive future a reality.
SHARING DIVERSE AND ENGAGING STORIES FROM OUR LOCAL CREATIVE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR
In late 2021, RISE sought out ways to continue to present these unique storytelling formats to a larger audience base.
In February 2022, RISE formed an partnership with WUTC 88.1 FM, Chattanooga Tennessee's NPR affiliate which is a public service nonprofit organization licensed to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga to curate a weekly series that brings together music and meaningful dialogue to further explore our city's social mobility and cultural affectation from a black perspective.
SHOWCASING CHATTANOOGA'S ELECTIC CULTURAL ARTS LANDSCAPE
Our digital magazine, COCO, which we released in late 2019, serves as an extension of our outreaching efforts to promote Chattanooga’s image as a city of creativity for artists/performers of color.
Through COCO, Chattanooga’s culture producers and creative makers of color and women can be discussed, showcased, critiqued, and informed. Its mission is to build awareness, equity, and community through discussion about art and culture.
Our goal is to build authentic relationships with our city’s growing diverse population and create true connections between our local creatives of color/women and Chattanooga cultural scene primarily dominated by white- led organizations and initiatives.