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

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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400 Years of Inequality:
Black Women Built That:
Art in the Face of Gentrification:
Untangling Gentrification and Displacement:
Artists Guide to Not Being Complicit in Gentrification:
Gentrification as Cultural Appropriation, Art and Culture as Resistance:
Protecting A Borough’s Cultural Identity by Building Community:
Resources for Community Organizing:
Current exhibit at The Loisaida Center:
GoGo: The Official Music in Washington, D.C.  WDC

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