Our Mission

The IAAS

The Intercultural Alliance of Artists & Scholars, Inc. (IAAS) is a New York-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000 to promote multicultural literature and literacy. In order to foster understanding of and respect for cultural diversity, the IAAS collaborates with poets, writers, artists, scholars and community organizations to promote literary talent and achievement through innovative programming.

Over the years, the IAAS has built an enviable reputation for staging exciting and innovative literary programs that engage the public with issues and ideas from differing perspectives. Our Board remains committed to introducing new and diverse literatures and multicultural literary resources into the public discourse with our program initiatives, phati’tude Programs that include phati’tude Literary Magazine, phati’tude Literary TV Show (formerly “phatLiterature, A Literary TV Program”), our Annual African American Literary Festival, the poetry series, Real Poetry, Real Talk, and our imprint, 2Leaf Press.

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