Latinos Out Loud – 2020 Census PSA

Latinos Out Loud invite you to their CENSUS PARTY!
The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A Brewer brings you a series of census messages.

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. Cities like ours, with diverse populations and large immigrant communities are at risk of being undercounted.
2020census.gov

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Special Thanks to Joanna Castro

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that NoMAA’s Board of Directors announce Joanna E. Castro’s departure as Executive Director.  Since 2012, Joanna has a played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, and while we will miss her and her leadership, we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors.  We are also pleased to announce that while she will no longer serve as ED, she will continue to be a part of the NoMAA family as a consultant on special projects.

We thank her for her three and half years of dedicated service ad ED, which include many accomplishments such as:

  • Launching The Allen Pavilion of New York Presbyterian Hospital exhibitions
  • Developing important panel discussions such as the LGBTQ Panel Program coinciding with Stonewall 50 as well as one convened on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria
  • Partnering with locally elected officials, government agencies, economic development corporations around the importance of supporting initiatives to help uptown artists and their work in the community
  • Expanding the Uptown Arts Stroll/Paseo de las Artes, increasing the number of cultural events to over 300
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2020 Census Coloring Contest

NoMAA 2020 Census Coloring Contest Prize: $50 / Deadline: April 30th

TO ENTER:
– Download the image
– Color in digitally or print out a copy and color / collage.
– Post your finished page(s) to your Instagram and/or Facebook and tag NoMAA
– Use #NoMAA2020Census (so we can find it)

right-click (for mac CTRL+click) and choose “Save image as …”

 
*be on the lookout for a second drawing May 1


The winner!

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2020 Census – Make Manhattan Count PSA

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with the office of Manhattan Borough President Gale A Brewer brings you a series of census messages.



Rhina Valentin presents BE COUNTED for National Census Day and National Poetry Month.



Congratulations to Cathleen Campbell, winner of NoMAA’s #MakeManhattanCount 2020 Census PSA contest. Her message: The Census is a way for each of us to say “I’m here. I count. We matter.”

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. Cities like ours, with diverse populations and large immigrant communities are at risk of being undercounted.
2020census.gov

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Open Call: Make Manhattan Count – 2020 Census PSA

OPEN CALL DEADLINE March 2, 2020
The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with the Manhattan Borough President Office’s Make Manhattan Count Initiative, seeks PSA (Public Service Announcement) video submission of 30 seconds to 2 minutes to encourage participation in the 2020 Census.

(application form below)

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Open Call – Women in the Heights: Creating for the Future

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for the Future”.

March is Women’s History Month and women around the world are leading the way to a better future for all. This year, we invite artists to submit works that reflect and inspire empowerment and change. The 10th anniversary of the Women in the Heights exhibition will be held in a historic year in the USA, with the upcoming Presidential Election and the celebration of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage.

Eligibility: Open to self-identified women artists working or residing in El Barrio, Inwood, Washington Heights or Harlem. Above 110th Street on the West Side (west of 5th Ave) and above 96th Street on the East Side (east of 5th Ave).

Wall-hung works in all fine art media will be considered for the exhibit, maximum width of all artworks is 36” (including frame).
Written/spoken word works (maximum 250 words) must be presented printed and framed as per framing guidelines.

Curated by Andrea Arroyo

Timeline
Submission Deadline: January 30, 2020
Notification: February 7
Delivery of accepted works at the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (@ 135th Street): February 24 & 25, 10am-5pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 6-8pm
Exhibit dates: March 5 – 31
Artist Talk, Workshop and Closing Reception: March 31
Pick-up of work: After the closing March 31 or April 1-2

ACCEPTED WORK (please read and follow the instructions carefully):
Participating artists must provide all of the requested materials by the dates indicated above.
All artwork must be ready to hang.
All artwork must be presented in a professional manner (including: professional-grade framing, matting and display materials.) All works must have hanging wire attached to the back (at least 2” below top edge of work,) no other hanging hardware will be accepted (The gallery has a railing system with rods and hooks, no picture hanging hooks or nails will be used on the walls).
All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name and title.
All artwork must be available for exhibition for the duration of the show.
Sales of artworks are not conducted by NoMAA. However, a price list will be available, and artists will be contacted directly by interested buyers. We suggest a donation of 15% of the sale to NoMAA to help sustain our gallery.
Images of the artwork may be used by NoMAA for promotion of the exhibit (for non-commercial purposes only).
Artists will be encouraged to participate in an artist talk.

Please note that Broadway Housing Communities has insurance coverage for the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive. There is however no FINE ARTS insurance for individual pieces.

If you have any questions, call (212) 567 4394 or email info@nomaanyc.org

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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

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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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