As community artists in Baltimore City, we believe it is crucial to further the conversation about race and the impact of our racial identity on our perceptions of the world. Baltimore has a history and is currently struggling with segregation within its own neighborhoods. We need to address this issue as a community and teach young people how to respond to their environment in alternative ways, so that the separation does not become greater. The goal of this project is to facilitate multiple discussions and workshops with youth from different neighborhoods in Baltimore with the aim to engage them in thinking about the following: 1. The definition of race, 2. One’s racial identity and its relationship to societal views, 3. Question preconceived notions of race and racial identity. Through these discussions and workshops, youth will create a message that can be reflected on a billboard in Baltimore City that tens of thousands of residents will access. As the lead artists on this project, Nora Scheff and Marissa Berk-Smith are responsible for facilitating these discussions/workshop as well as reflecting on them. The process will be represented in a body of artwork that includes mind maps. The images and words from our discussions and workshops are mapped out as a means for decoding and facilitating an understanding of how we talk about race. This project addresses the need for youth to have a voice in conversations about race, identity, and how these issues have influenced their understanding of who they are and how they fit in to society at large.