We are the 1012 Leadership Coalition, a group of eight local organizations in Fort Worth, Texas: DNAWORKS, Opal Lee’s Juneteenth Museum, LGBTQ SAVES, SOL Ballet Folklórico, Tarrant County Coalition for Peace and Justice, 1012 Youth Council, The Welman Project,
& Window to Your World.
We represent groups of people in Fort Worth who were targeted by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920’s, specifically Black, Catholic, Hispanic, Immigrant, Jewish, and LGBTQQ2SPIAA+ populations.
We are engaging the process of radically transforming this building into a center and museum for arts and community healing as an opportunity for reparative justice. The Center will be named after Mr. Fred Rouse, who was lynched in Fort Worth in 1921. The 1012 Leadership Coalition models a pluricultural and shared leadership approach to acquiring, managing, and programming the center. This adaptive re-use project returns resources to the communities who suffered at the hands of the KKK and who continue to be targeted for systemic racism and oppression.
We invite you to join us on this journey of truth-telling and healing. The project’s success depends on your participation in the process of transformation.
We are making public our process of building an intentional, co-created leadership culture in the hopes that it will inspire other local and national projects.
“This is an opportunity to connect the past and present, interpret history through the power of place, engage the public in programs that stimulate dialogue on pressing social issues, share opportunities for public action on the issues raised at the site, and promote universal cultures of human rights.”
- Elizabeth Silkes, Executive Director
International Coalition of Sites of Conscience
Download the Transform 1012 Project Brochure to get a deeper understanding of Our Ambition, The Project, The Building and the Movement.
Our sincerest thanks to MASS Design Group for awarding Transform 1012 N. Main Street a Catalyst Grant for the creation of these project brochures, from which all diagrams and conceptual designs featured on this site were sourced.