THE ART OF JUSTICE II
RACE, ARTS FUNDING, AND THE SURVIVAL OF COMMUNITY-BASED ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION/CONVERSATION
NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis
On March 10th, 2016, Policymakers, researchers, scholars, and cultural activist came together at The Art of Justice 2 to call for more equitable funding in organizations of color and social justice arts. The conversation focused on the roots of inequity in the arts with the intent of recommending constructive actions and methods of creating equity now and in the future, while also affirming the importance of sustaining community based organizations that reflect the cultural diversity and art forms of our vibrant city and nation/or of our people.
Speakers included: Laurie Cumbo, M.A., New York City Councilmember, Founder of MoCADA; Holly Sidford, President, Helicon Collaborative; Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director, Roadside Theater/Appalshop; Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College; David Rios, Director of Public Programming Children’s Museum of Manhattan and others.
Presented in partnership with Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University; Institute of African American Affairs, New York University; Tisch School of the Arts Department of Art and Public Policy, New York University; Institute of African American Affairs, New York University; And Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by Latino Studies Department, New York University.