Solidarity Mixer for Equity in NYC’s Cultural Plan
Wednesday, July 26
6:30pm Solidarity Mixer
In May, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) released, “What We Heard,” a compilation of recommendations for the Cultural Plan. In March, we convened ahead of the release of the plan for Strength in Numbers, a conversation about historical inequity and actionable steps for promoting a more inclusive NYC cultural landscape. The Cultural Plan, titled CreateNYC, was released last week.
This evening, we will give a recap of the work and recommendations that have been put forth by Artists of Color Bloc and Michelada Think-Tank and others to include equity for artists and cultural workers in the official plan. Joining the discussion will be members of a newly-formed, independent POC Advisory Council to share their thoughts and vision. Additionally, we encourage all attendees, as active members of the community, to join in on the conversation to building real cultural equity in NYC.
This event will kick-off the first of our 2017 Solidarity Mixers. Come grab a michelada, meet new colleagues, and engage in conversation to build racial equity and cross-racial solidarity between artists, cultural workers, and communities in the arts.
This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to those of all ages. Childcare and translation services (Spanish and Chinese) are available with 48-hour notice. Please contact Eva Elmore (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request these services.
Antonio Serna | artists of color bloc is a group of cultural workers coming together to address the intersectional conditions of artists, workers, and communities of color. We understand that our oppression is intersectional and specific to our history in Capital. In order to liberate and decolonize ourselves from these oppressions, we must address them on various emancipation points, that in turn will improve our potential, livelihood as cultural workers and producers.
Noé Gaytan | Michelada Think Tank is a group of socially conscious artists, educators, and activists of color hosting conversations with other people of color (POC) and allies who are also socially-engaged artists, educators, and activists and/or interested in creative ways of making change happen. MTT is interested in facilitating conversations and creating community around issues faced by people of color while promoting action beyond the discussion.
This event has been organized by Antonio Serna with support from A Common Project.