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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