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Living In My Skin Interactive Conference

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
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Living In My Skin Interactive Conference
Living In My Skin Interactive Conference will explore the experiences of women of color within Dominican and Haitian diasporic communities. A continuation of La Lucha's Living In My Skin 2016 exhibit, which featured work from a selected number of women-identified visual artists of Quisqueya who challenge societal norms of colonialism, this conference precedes the culmination of a group portfolio involving all participating visual artists to debut this fall 2018. Living In My Skin caters to an ongoing discourse about race, gender, and colorism where modern-day Dominican Republic and Haiti.
 
This February 24, 2018 (1:00pm - 5:00pm), CCCADI will host La Lucha for an afternoon of performances showcasing solidarity in the Dominican and the Haitian diasporic communities and celebrating the original roots of Quisqueya. There will be fresh food by Woke Foods, an artist talk moderated by Shelley V. Worrell of Caribbeing, live poetry, and musical performances by artists such as Riva Nyri Précil, Gabriel Ramirez, and many more.
 

WHEN: February 24, 2017 

TIME: 1pm - 5pm 

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute 

ADMISSION: Free with RSVP | Optional Suggestion Donation $5.00 

 

 


About La Lucha: 

 La Lucha: Dominican Republic and Haiti, One Island is an artist based organization that seeks to educate, explore, and create spaces in which the Dominican & Haitian community can study their shared histories. We are descendants of the Dominican and Haitian cultures, united to tell our stories. Those who choose to join; have been united by La Lucha (the struggle) and journey to take control of our collective histories. We are not defined by predisposed stereotypes of who we are as a people and more importantly to each other. Our collective sheds light on how strong the people can be when they come together. We are “Luchadores” and we strive for our voice in history.

          As an artist-based organization La Lucha: Dominican Republic & Haiti, One Island celebrates the Dominican and Haitian cultures through multimedia. We concentrate on connecting visual artists of shared Dominican and Haitian descent. While the main focus is the group exhibitions, we aim to provide a space that lends itself for other activities such as, but not limited to, musical performance, theater groups, artist talks, and public discussions. Based on the island’s history, subjects of race, religion, feminism, and immigration may be present in the artists or performers work, and in-group discussions.

          La Lucha: Dominican Republic and Haiti, One Island is aware of the political tension within the two countries. Although this is not a political organization, politically charged topics are explored.  The space created by La Lucha assist established and emerging artists of our island to engage in conversations with the community, excluding any form of discrimination.

          We aspire to widen the circle of the project by inviting guest curators from both sides of the island to organize upcoming shows. No matter where our Dominican and Haitians comrades are, in the states or overseas, we seek to come together in a series of exhibits that will be held in different parts of the world.


 

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) preserves and presents African Diaspora cultures; trains the next generation of cultural leaders; and unites Diaspora communities. We leverage arts and culture as tools for personal transformation, community-building, and social justice.

 

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