Arrival Stories / Historias de llegadas – Open Mic

A R R I V A L S T O R I E S
Open Mic. Micrófono Abierto

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Buunni Coffee – 4961 Broadway, New York, New York 10034

A celebration of our immigrant stories through community art-making and an open mic! Storytelling, music, poetry, art, and everything in between. All languages welcome!

Hosted by Reza Salazar, with art-making facilitated by Josefina Hernandez.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Buunni before the event.

This event is part of Uptown Reads, for which the 2019 selection is Angie Cruz’s Dominicana, a novel that was inspired by the arrival story of the author’s mother to Washington Heights.

Presented by Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) and Word Up: Community Bookshop – Libreria Comunitaria, in collaboration with Buunni Coffee Inwood, NYC Small Business Services/Neighborhood 360, and Washington Heights BID.

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Community, Displacement, and The Arts: 400 Years to the Future


December 7, 2019 – NoMAA presented a day of professional development & networking for the creative and civic minded.

Curated and produced in collaboration with Kaisha S. Johnson of Women of Color in the Arts – (WOCA)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Manuela Arciniegas, Founder of Legacy Women + Director of Andrus Family Fund

ARTMAKING STATION sponsored by Blick Art Materials

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Existence and Resistance: Black Women Propelling The Arts + Community Forward
– Tasha Douge, artist, activist, and cultural producer
– Karen D Taylor, founder, While We Are Still Here: Preserving Harlem’s History
– Melody Capote, executive director, Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI)
– Sarita Covington, co-founder, ACRE (Artists Creating Real Equity)

In the Face of Gentrification: Displacement and Its Impact on the Arts
– Nadema Agard, visual artist + director of Red Earth Studio Consulting Productions
– Sita Frederick, performing artist + director of Community Engagement at Lincoln Center Education
– Yin Kong, director, ThinkChinatown
– Elena Martinez, co-director, Bronx Music Heritage Center

RESOURCE LIST

400 Years of Inequality:
http://www.400yearsofinequality.org
Black Women Built That:
https://nwlc.org/blog/black-women-built-that-activist-queens-featuring-elaine-brown-opal-tometi/
Art in the Face of Gentrification:
https://shelterforce.org/2017/07/21/art-face-gentrification/
Untangling Gentrification and Displacement:
https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2019/8/1/untangling-gentrification-and-displacement
Artists Guide to Not Being Complicit in Gentrification:
https://hyperallergic.com/385176/an-artists-guide-to-not-being-complicit-with-gentrification/
Gentrification as Cultural Appropriation, Art and Culture as Resistance:
https://shelterforce.org/2017/08/23/cultural-ramifications-gentrification-new-orleans/
Protecting A Borough’s Cultural Identity by Building Community:
http://nycitylens.com/2018/02/bronx-art-vs-gentrification/
Resources for Community Organizing:
https://www.racialequitytools.org/act/strategies/community-organizing
Current exhibit at The Loisaida Center: 
http://loisaida.org/event/activist-estates-a-radical-history-of-property-in-loisaida/
GoGo: The Official Music in Washington, D.C.  WDC https://www.citylab.com/equity/2019/11/go-go-official-music-washington-dc-culture-gentrification/601966/?mc_cid=0826c4082e&mc_eid=9ba606f11d

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2020 Census NEWS

The US Census Bureau is hiring in Upper Manhattan! Come speak with Census recruitment officers and apply for Census taker and administrative positions. Starting pay rate is $25 per hour! RSVP https://neighbors.columbia.edu/events/census-2020-harlem-recruitment-day
The US Census Bureau is hiring in Upper Manhattan! Come speak with Census recruitment officers and apply for Census taker and administrative positions. Starting pay rate is $25 per hour! INFO / RSVP – click on flyer
Oct. 30, 2019
NYC CENSUS SCAM FIGHTERS GEARING UP FOR 2020 BATTLE
By Rachel Holliday Smith READ – click image
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer announces the Complete Count Committee and Manhattan Counts Funding Initiative INFO – click image
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CENSUS 101 WORKSHOP – Make Manhattan Count

Want to learn more about the importance of the 2020 Census and/or producing a program to bring awareness?
Join us for a workshop on Census 101.
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
5030 Broadway, 6th Floor Conference room

Led by Sarah Malaika, Partnership Specialist / New York Regional Office at U.S. Census Bureau

Free. SPACE IS LIMITED – RSVP through EVENTBRITE required.

The census is much more than just a head count. It provides a picture of our nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are apportioned. It also helps us see how our communities have changed over time. That’s why an accurate count is so important.

New York City must achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census. We have a creative plan to boost participation and are proud to have been awarded a Make Manhattan Count grant by Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President to put it into action.

Look for NoMAA’s open call for promotional graphics and one minute videos to encourage census participation at www.nomaanyc.org

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Haven Plaza Bollard Beautification Project by Emely Perez

Haven Avenue between Fort Washington Ave and 169th Street


Emely Perez is a Washington Heights based artist whose work explores the relationship between nature and cultural identity. At Haven’s Plaza, her goal is to activate public space with illustrations of the native wildlife of Upper Manhattan in order to encourage environmental awareness and conversations about the places we share. The project is inspired by the Welikia Project, which catalogs the original ecology of Manhattan.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation Plaza Program in their efforts to create neighborhood plazas and transform city streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City’s effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.

A special THANK YOU to:
Blick Art Materials
Dianna Douglas, Volunteer at J Hood Wright Park
Chris Whitney, Friends of Inwood Hill Park

WELCOME HAVEN Fun activities!

Read the Manhattan Times article by Greg McQueen in the October 20, 2019 edition
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Halloween Serigraph Printing with Reynaldo García Pantaleón

Trick or Treat @ 5030 Broadway
NoMAA presents a free workshop / taller gratuito – Serigraph Printing Session with / con Reynaldo García Pantaleón & Students of Gregorio Luperón High School
Come trick or treat in Workspace offices. A spooky time will be had by all.
Workspace 5030 Broadway @ 214 St, 6th Floor Conference Room NYC

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FALL FEST at Sherman Shriek! Park

FALL FEST at SHERMAN SHRIEK! PARK –
NoMAA presents a free workshop: Gratitude Cards with Evelyn Suero / NoMAA presenta un taller gratuito: Tarjetas de Agradecimiento
Presented by New York Restoration Project, the afternoon will include face painting, poetry, portrait drawing, mask and puppet making, a magic show, musical performances, and more.
Sherman Creek Park, 10th Ave, Dyckman St and Harlem River Dr
INFO

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Haven Plaza Bollard Beautification Project

Columbia University Irving Medical Center has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) NYC Plaza Program in their efforts to create neighborhood plazas and transform city streets into vibrant, social public spaces. The NYC Plaza Program is a key part of the City’s effort to ensure that all New Yorkers live within a 10-minute walk of quality open space.
Under this partnership CUIMC will oversee the implementation of Haven Plaza. Haven Plaza is an interim pedestrian plaza located on Haven Avenue between Fort Washington Ave and 169th Street that opened to the community on July 1, 2019. Haven Plaza, will be one of 73 plazas across New York City, aiming to provide and expand green open space, enhance pedestrian mobility, and increase community engagement for the 15,000 individuals that use this corridor on a daily basis. The plaza is much more than a campus center, it is a community space to be enjoyed by neighborhood residents and visitors.

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