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mission:

To preserve, author & advance roller-skate culture...

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Our Mission & Values

To preserve author and advance roller-skate

culture through the lens of the black experience

To push roller-skating into the mainstream

by producing experiences that combine it with
fashion, art, music and dance

To advocate for dedicated, safe and inclusive

spaces for roller-skating

We value acknowledgement, visibility, recognition and credit to our work, our stylistic inventions and to those traditions and creators who came before us and continue to influence and inspire

We value the creation and participation of culture as
a form of healthcare and mental wellness

To redefine how museums exist and operate in a
21st-century technologically-driven, digital, automated 

hybridized reality

To empower individual skate creators with the means, access and platforms to share their talents and visions with communities local and abroad

We value decentralization and omnichannel presence using the most appropriate methods of distributing the culture to reach people anywhere and everywhere

We value collaboration and collective economics

We value black cultural capital and creatively imagining opportunities to have it enrichen our existences

AARSM 2021 recap:

A Review of Our First 10-Months!

 

ABOUT THE MUSEUM FOUNDING DIRECTOR

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AARSM MISSION:

to author + advance the culture

producing
exhibiting
developing
educating
documenting
ADVOCATING


WITH AN EMPHASIS ON
AFRICAN-AMERICAN +
BLACK ROLLER-SKATERS.


 

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When I see my people suffering, spilling their emotions into the streets, begging for justice, equality and the simple right to exist--I know that we are in need of leaders who can create SOLUTIONS, and I've been answering that call for decades...

Jocelyn Marie Goode, Founding Director

 

Born July 20th,1981, Jocelyn M. Goode is from Southeast Jamaica Queens, New York. She attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major Bachelor's of Art degree in Fine Art and French from Amherst College in 2003, earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005, and in 2009, became an award-winning graphic designer, graduating Magna Cum Laude with an A.A. from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco.

Earning her stripes as an community organizer in an underground political army in Oakland, CA---Jocelyn has mastered the skills of leveraging art, culture and visual communication as tools for social progress, leading several ventures, writing original curricula, teaching hundreds of students over many years, and establishing her first non-profit CultureCocoa ArtHouse, Inc. in 2015.

Jocelyn Marie is most known as a prolific artist specializing in portraiture painting,  although her art extends into animation, digital illustration, muralism and body-painting. 

Roller-skating became a new passion in 2020, and an inspired vision led her to create the nation's first African-American Roller-Skate Museum after the first full moon of the new year of 2021.

In September 2021, she enrolled in a UX/UI Design Bootcamp to upskill as a digital designer and acquiring the new skills that have enabled her to design a roller-skate mobile app prototype to be shared to the community in the Spring of 2022.

Currently she resides with her two sons in East Harlem. 

MEET OUR FOUNDING
DIRECTOR

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Jocelyn Marie Goode, Founding Director, being interviewed during NYC RollerSkate Week 2021 at the SHOWFIELDS