Created by artist and documentarian, Leslie Cunningham, the goal of the project is to revive Harlem in Havana's rich history through a variety of thought-provoking content, including:
- This website, harleminhavana.com
- The documentary film JIG SHOW, Leon Claxton's Harlem in Havana
- A traveling photography exhibition and online gallery
- Brown Skin Showgirls series of photography books
Leon Claxton was a tireless humanitarian who used his popular stage shows as a vehicle to raise money for worthy organizations and needy children in the U.S. and Western Canada. In the spirit of his philanthropy work, we have selected StandUp~SpeakOut (SUSO) of North Carolina as the recipient of a portion of the film distribution funds. SUSO-NC helps at risk youth of color by providing advocacy and therapeutic support through art therapy. SUSO works with children and teenagers who are victims or witnesses to domestic violence and sexual abuse. To learn more or to donate directly to the organization, visit http://www.susonc.org. Thank you for your support.