Joy Moore (’14) receives Idea Fund

Joy Moore (MFAST ’14) recently received a $4,000 Idea Fund from Diverse Works in Houston to fund her project, “Titanic.” In this project, Moore will dismantle the myths, stereotypes, and institutional blocks that have contributed to the number of non-swimmers (especially females) in the African American community through interviews with participants and community members. She will provide swimming lessons to a group of African American women and will shape the project so that it sees participants through from their first strokes to a realized, rudimentary synchronized swimming routine tailored to their abilities. In addition to video documentation of the synchronized swimming routine, the results of the group’s talks and activities will be shared online and at the Emancipation Park Community Center.