The Art of Justice 3
Oct
18
6:30 pm18:30

The Art of Justice 3

  • NYU Department of Social Justice and Cultural Analysis, Flex Space

Art of Justice 3: MOUNTING INEQUITY: Art in the Age of Diversity

The "official" conversation and practices focused on diversity continue to hide the inequities and disparities in the arts field in New York City. The history of this racial and cultural disparity is critical to understand as it continues to subvert the process of dismantling systemic racial and cultural inequity. The Art of Justice 3, will focus on the publication of Susan E. Cahan, MOUNTING FRUSTRATION THE ART MUSEUM IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER as an introduction to the discussion on how the hierarchy of Western European-centric canon and the economic power of the 1% in the arts field continues to marginalize and under devalue the cultures of the numerical majority and diverse populations of New York City that are generally of color and not part of the Eurocentric aesthetic perspective.

The opportunity to engage in a conversation with institution builders, artists from our diverse communities with varying cultural perspectives will provide a comprehensive tracking of how in the "name of diversity" systemic racial and cultural discrimination continues in the arts.  Understanding the ways that structural marginalization continues will engage the audience is articulating and developing methods for dismantling mounting inequity in the arts in the age of diversity.

Art of Justice 3 is a collaboration of the following institutions: This is a partnership of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and The Department of Art & Public Policy at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in partnership with ... NYU Latinx Studies Program and Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Institute of African American Affairs, the Institute of Performing Arts at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Tisch Initiative for Creative Research

This event is part of the Opening Celebration of CCCADI in the new renovated firehouse at 120 East 125th Street. Learn more here: http://www.cccadi.org/grandopening/ 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WHERENYU Department of Social Justice and Cultural Analysis, Flex Space | 20 Cooper Square, 4th flr. NY, New York 10003

ADMISSION: FREE | RSVP REQUIRED - http://theartofjustice3.eventbrite.com


MEET THE SPEAKERS, MODERATOR, AND PANELIST: 

Keynote Speaker

Susan Cahan is an art historian, educator, and curator who specializes in contemporary art and the history of museums. Her particular interests are the relationship between social and artistic change, and the confluence of factors that shape the way culture is imagined, discussed, and advanced. This interest is exemplified in her recently published book, Mounting Frustration: The Art Museum in the Age of Black Power (Duke University Press, 2016), which examines the impact of the civil rights movement on art museums through a series of case studies focusing on New York City. She is currently an Associate Dean and Dean for the Arts in Yale College.

Moderator

Arlene Davila is Professor of Anthropology and American Studies at NYU.  She writes on Latino/a/Latin American cultural politics focusing on visual culture, media, urban studies and more.  She is the author of "Culture Works: Space, Value and Mobility Across the Neoliberal Americas," among other publications.

Panelist

Alexandra Chang is the Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, where she is the Project Director of the Virtual Asian American Museum and Co-Editor in Chief of the journal Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) with Brill (Leiden) and institutional partners, A/P/A Institute at New York University and the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art at Concordia University. She is the Director of the NYU Global Asia/Pacific Art Exchange (GAX). She is also the Co-Founder and Co-Organizer of the Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) and serves on the International Committee of College Art Association. She is Co-Curator of the forthcoming “Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art” (2017) exhibitions with the Chinese American Museum of LA, California African American Museum, Alice Yard, Smithsonian Institution APAC, and A/P/A Institute at NYU supported by the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time II: LA/LA initiative. She is the author of Envisioning Diaspora: Asian American Visual Art Collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie, to the Barnstormers (2008 Timezone 8).

Panelist

Jason Lujan is originally from Marfa, Texas and has lived in New York City since 2001. His multi-disciplinary work is invested in normalizing contemporary Native American content within the global cultural fabric. Previous exhibitions and performances include the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; the National Museum of the American Indian, NY, NY; the Curibita Biennial in Brazil; Continental de Artes Indígenas Contemporáneas at the Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares, Mexico City and solo installation, Summer Burial, at the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe. Jason occasionally curates and co-organizes exhibitions in New York City; in 2014 he curated the exhibition Zines Plus and the World of ABC No Rio at the New York Center for Book Arts.

Panelist

Lowery Stokes Sims is a specialist in modern and contemporary art, craft, and design. She retired as Curator Emerita from the Museum of Arts and Design, New York in 2015 where she served as the Charles Bronfman International Curator and the William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator. Sims served on the education and curatorial staff of The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1972-1999) and as executive director, president and adjunct curator for the permanent collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2000-2007). At the Museum of Arts and Design Sims co-curated Second Lives: Remixing the Ordinary (2008) and Dead or Alive: Artists Respond to Nature (2010), and curated Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design (2012). She also conceived and co-curated The Global Africa Project (2010-11) and New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America (2014). Sims has lectured and guest curated exhibitions nationally and internationally. She was Visiting Professor at Queens College and Hunter College, New York City (2005, 2006), a fellow at the Clark Art Institute and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota (2007) and Distinguished Professor in the Claire Trevor School of Arts, University of California, Irvine in 2014. Sims also served on the selection jury for the World Trade Center memorial (2003-2004) and is a founding board member of ArtTable, Inc. She serves on the boards of the Tiffany Foundation and Art Matters, Inc.

Panelist:   

Jorge Daniel Veneciano was born in Villa María, Argentina. He is the Executive Director of the Museum of Arts and Design and formerly director of El Museo del Barrio, New York; the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska; and of the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, Newark. Veneciano served as curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and with the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. He holds a PhD from Columbia University in the Department of English and Comparative Literature; an MFA in Art with a Critical Studies emphasis from CalArts; a BA in Philosophy and Political Theory, with an emphasis in Intellectual History, from UCLA. Veneciano is a scholar of modern and contemporary art and has taught at Columbia and RISD. His books include The Geometric Unconscious: A Century of Abstraction and Fabulous Harlequin: Orlan and the Patchwork Self. He is also the founding editor of artland magazine, a statewide arts advocacy magazine for Nebraska, and curator of The Illusive Eye, on kinetic and Op art, The Naked Museum, on Philip Johnson’s Sheldon Museum, and Its Surreal Thing: The Temptation of Objects, on surrealist sculpture.

 

Crossing the Avenues: Harlem's Artistic and Social History
Nov
8
8:30 am08:30

Crossing the Avenues: Harlem's Artistic and Social History

  • The Apollo Theater

Crossing the Avenues: Harlem's Artistic and Social History 

Presented in collaboration with the Apollo Theatre

Tuesday, November 8 at 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s Education Program  and the Apollo Theatre Education Program are pleased to present a professional learning day for educators that will provide an array of information and tools for incorporating the study of East and West Harlem's artistic and social history into classroom curricula.

Our focus will be on using music and theatre as vehicles for understanding the rich cultural history of Harlem as a community of varied neighborhoods developed over the course of the 20th century. This will be an opportunity for educators to understand Harlem’s international artistic impact, based in its cross-community historical connection. The day will also introduce educators to how both the Apollo and CCCADI can be used as resources for teaching and learning about Harlem. Specifically as HOME to people of the African Diaspora, who have helped define their community through pivotal cultural contributions, as well as social and political movements, all of which were emboldened through the arts. Dress comfortably as the day will include hands-on workshops that bring history to life through theater and music.

The full day workshop will start at the Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street and culminate at the NEW home for CCCADI at 120 East 125th Street.

$65 per person (includes light breakfast, lunch, and all programs)

**Registration opens Wednesday, September 28, 2016**


The Culture Hour
Sep
21
5:00 am05:00

The Culture Hour

  • Camaradas El Barrio

The Culture Hour

Presented by CCCADI and the ICA Fellows

An event for young professionals to network and expands connection, while celebrating our upcoming move into our new home at #OurFirehouse. For more information about our Grand Opening Weekend Celebration visit here: http://www.cccadi.org/grandopening/

Music by DJ Sabine | Oya Sound

$10 - $25 Suggested Donation


DJ SABINE | OYA SOUND

Check our her afro diasporic rhythms here: https://soundcloud.com/dj-sabine

Good Vibes | Pop-Up Concert Series
Sep
6
Sep 27

Good Vibes | Pop-Up Concert Series

  • Uptown Grand Central

Get grooving on Tuesdays! From Tuesday, September 6th to September 27th at 4:30 p.m., we will partner with NHEMA and Uptown Grand Central plaza to host pop-up performances featuring artists across the African Diaspora.

Where: Uptown Grand Central Plaza - 1 East 125th Street

Admission: FREE 



September 6: Beats of the African Diaspora with The Befo' Quotet 

September 13: Juan Usera y La Tribu 

September 20: Garifuna rhythms from Afro-Central America with The Garifuna International Band 

September 27: Afro beats and blends from AyoinMotion 

 

Songs Of Freedom
Jul
31
7:00 pm19:00

Songs Of Freedom

  • Damrosch Park

Songs of Freedom: Summer Concert 

In partnership with Lincoln Center Outdoors we present Songs of Freedom. Galvanized by song and the voices of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Gilberto Gil, Roy Brown, and many others, the Civil Rights Movement fought to address the inequities communities of African descent faced. In the 21st century, there is still a vital need to revitalize the spirit of social justice through songs of freedom. Tonight, the healing and empowering nature of music shine on in the Jamaican-accented soul of Ky-Mani Marley and the bright fusion of rock, funk, soul, and reggae from Bronx-based band Finotee. 

WHEN: July 31, 2016

ADMISSION: FREE

TIME: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

WHERE: Damrosch Park - Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023


Ky'Mani Marley

Finotee

49th Annual Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza En El Barrio!
Jul
29
Jul 31

49th Annual Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza En El Barrio!

  • E 109th Street Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States

49th Annual Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza En El Barrio!

Presented By Los Hermanos Fraternos De Loiza & Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute In Association with Taino Towers - El Barrio Fuerte

The Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza En El Barrio commonly known as the Loiza Festival in El Barrio is planned for July 29th to July 31st at NEW LOCATION E 109th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue. The festival celebrates the Afro Boricua traditions that have infused the island of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora with the “sabor” of tradition that includes food, music, dance, crafts and popular celebrations from the town of Loiza founded by “cimarrones” (maroons). The festival will have artisan and food vendors, performances from legendary Latin bands, and cultural presentations of Bomba and Plena.  

Food & Artisan Vendors | Performances | Art and craft workshops for Children

WHEN: July 29th | July 30th | July 31st - 11:00AM to 8pm All Days

ADMISSION: FREE

WHERE: (NEW LOCATION) E 109th Street Between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue 

 

PROGRAM

DAY 1 - CHILDRENS DAY | July 29th | 11AM - 8PM

11AM - 4PM | Presented by Taino Towers & Young Bucks Sports

Cultural Arts Workshops Games | Face Painting | Magician | Mobile Children’s Library| Young Bucks Sports Pop Up Playground

4PM - 8PM | Presented By Taino Towers

Swing Y Sabor DJ Dance Party

 

DAY 2 | July 30th | 12pm - 8PM

Performances: 

-!Bomba Yo!

-Herencia de Plena

-Matteo y Su Cumbalaya

-Boricua Legends

-Taino Gutu Macu a Boriken


DAY 3 | July 31st | 12pm - 8PM

Processional begins at 11:30am at Saint Celia ( E 106 St. BTW Lexington and Park Ave with silt walker Maria Cotto

 Performances:

 -Bombazo Dance Company

-Compania Folklorica Ritmos

-Los Hermanos Moreno

-Retumba Dance Company


This Program is made possible with the generous support of: 

CAUWW 2016 Last Open House
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

CAUWW 2016 Last Open House

Study Abroad with CCCADI's Certificate Program of Cultural Arts and Social Justice!

 

Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW)

Certificate Program of Cultural Arts and Social Justice

Summer 2016 Session Dates: June 12th to June 25th

 

Join us for the LAST FREE OPEN HOUSE of this session of CAUWW 2016!

Take this opportunity to learn about CAUWW and meet some of our graduates who will be sharing more information about how this program has impacted their careers and lives as cultural advocates.

RSVP is suggested.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

TIME: 6PM to 8PM

WHERE: Inter American University's Centro De Reclutamiento De Estudiantes y Exalumnos 2196 3rd Ave New York, NY 10035 (Btw E120th & E119th Street)

For more information about the courses and site visits, go to www.CAUWW.com or email cauwwinfo@gmail.com

.........................................................................................................

Students admitted into the CAUWW Certificate Program will experience Puerto Rico through the eyes of community experts and scholars who are culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and advocacy work on the island. The two-weeks intensive course of study focuses on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, important contemporary issues including cultural equity, social and economic justice and their continuing impact on the present and future generations of cultural arts activists. Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW) is a special course of study developed by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute for those interested in the impact and role of cultural arts in engaging issues of social justice within communities.

 

Photo Credit: Imani Nuñez/ CAUWW Session 2015

The Art of Justice 2
Mar
10
5:30 pm17:30

The Art of Justice 2

  • NYU Dept of Social and Cultural Analysis

The Art of Justice 2

Race, Arts Funding, and the Survival of Community-Based Arts Organizations

An InterActive Presentation/Conversation

The Art of Justice 2 convening is focused on examining how the valuing of aesthetic production, culture and race has impacted financial investment in organizations of color and social justice arts. While discussions of the problem of "diversity" in the arts have again resurfaced, persistent disparities in funding, access, and employment for certain groups oblige us to consider the deeper structural causes fueling patterns of inequity and underrepresentation as well as the under-resourcing of the institutions that support them. 

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The objective is to focus 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 that our international communities bring to the creative vibrancy of New York City.

Speakers include policymakers, researchers, scholars, cultural activists that are fully engaged in assuring the equitable representation of the varied creative cultural and racial mix that make New York City a model for the rest of the nation. 

Follow The Art of Justice 2 Facebook Event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/445287919013981/

Register at www.theartofjustice2.eventbrite.com

 

Speakers include:

·      Marta Moreno Vega, Ph.D., President and Founder, CCCADI, Adjunct Professor, Department of Art and Public Policy, NYU

·      Nicole Reiner, M.A. Director of Development, CCCADI

·      Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College

·      David Rios, Director of Public Programming Children Museum of Manhattan

·       Jason Tseng, Fractured Atlas

·       Eleanor Savage, Jerome Foundation

·      Baraka Sele, Arts Consultant

 

·      Arlene Davila, Ph.D, Professor of Anthropology, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

·      Lowery Stoke Sims, Ph.D., Curator Emerita, Museum of Arts and Design

·      Laurie Cumbo, M.A., New York City Councilmember, Founder of MoCADA

·      Holly Sidford, President, Helicon Collaborative

·      Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director, Roadside Theater/Appalshop

·      Jack Tchen, Ph.D. Founding Director, A/P/A (Asian/Pacific/American) Studies Program & A/P/A Institute, NYU & Co-founder, Museum of Chinese in America 


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 & 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.

Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions
Feb
28
1:00 pm13:00

Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions

  • City College for The Arts

FOLLOW #Tradeitions for updates!

Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions

Trade/itions is a two-day symposium event which will explore the points of Orisha intersections through an artistic, activist, and 21st Century lens. Principal demonstrations and social impacts of these global traditions will be shown – through music, dance, panel-dialogue sessions, altar installations, and through the moving image.  Programs and activities have been carefully curated to include expressions and holders of these traditions from throughout the Americas: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the United States.

Performers will include: Baba Neil Clarke with Iyesá Drum Ensemble, & featured Akpon, Amma McKen; Master Cuban Percussionist, Roman Diaz & Ensemble, and from Trinidad, Something Positive. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of his iconic work, FLASH OF THE SPIRIT, Saturday opens with a special Dialogue-Conversation with Dr. Robert Thompson.
 


Also, NYC Film Premiere of

Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil

(www.yemanjathefilm.com)

Narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker

Yemanjá Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil, is a documentary film about the Candomblé spiritual tradition in Bahia, Brazil, a vibrant African-derived culture which evolved from slavery's brutal past. Elder women leaders tell stories of Candomblé's history, social challenges and triumphs, grounded in strong community, and Earth-based wisdom and practice.

 

||SYMPOSIUM DATES:

Feb 27th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb 28th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 5:30pm

 

||WHERE:  City College Center for the Arts-City College of New York (Formerly known as Aaron Davis Hall) | 138 Convent Avenue Btw. W 133rd and 135th Streets, New York, NY 10027

 

||ADMISSION: To purchase tickets, visit www.tradeitions.eventbrite.com

Students and seniors 60 and older, can pay admission at box office and receive 10% off when they present a valid ID.


 

SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM TICKET PACKAGES

 

SATURDAY PACKAGE |  $40

This ticket package includes access to all events in the Saturday’s program.

SUNDAY PACKAGE | $45

This ticket package includes access to all the events in Sunday’s program.

TOTAL WEEKEND PACKAGE | $75

This ticket package includes access to all the events in the 2-days program.

.....................................

TOTAL WEEKEND PACKAGE SPECIAL OFFER

This ticket package includes access to all the events in the 2-days program. 

Offer valid until February 20th, 2016.

.....................................

Students and seniors 60 and older, can pay admission at box office and receive 10% off when they present a valid ID.

 

For more information about the program, visit

 www.cccadi.org/tradeitions



PROGRAM


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

1:00pm- 3:00pm | Film Screening Premiere: Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil with Post - film screen panel. Moderated by Angela Fontanez. Panelists include: Donna Roberts, Paulo Bispo, Amma McKen, and Dr. Cheryl Sterling.

4:00pm-5:30pm | Roundtable Discussion: NextGen: Legacy, and Living in Orisha. Moderated by Dowoti Desir. Panelists include: Marinieves Alba, Ayanda Clarke, Danny Rodriguez, and Funlayo E. Wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

1:00-2:30pm | Dialectical Dialogues & Kongo Konversations: Honoring the 35th Anniversary of Flash of the Spirit with Dr. Robert Farris Thompson.

3:00-4:00pm | CCCADI Special Tribute: Honoring  Iyalorisha Lourdes Lopez, Iyalorisha Amma McKen, Babalorisha John Mason, and Dr. Robert Farris Thompson.

4:30 - 6:00pm | Panel: Orisha as Activist: Recharging Our Purpose, Utilizing Our Power. Moderated by Elizabeth Yeampierre. Panelists include: Karla N. Moore, Alex LaSalle, Lumumba Bandele, and Dr. Sheriden Booker.

7:30pm-9:00pm | Evening Performance: Trade/itions: In Honor of Our Orishas with Baba Neil Clarke with Iyesá Drum ensemble, & featured Akpon, Amma McKen; Master Cuban Percussionist, Roman Diaz & Ensemble, and from Trinidad, Something Positive.

 


Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium is made possible with the generous support of: National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and Ford Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium
Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium

  • City College Center for the Arts

FOLLOW #Tradeitions for updates!

Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions

Trade/itions is a two-day symposium event which will explore the points of Orisha intersections through an artistic, activist, and 21st Century lens. Principal demonstrations and social impacts of these global traditions will be shown – through music, dance, panel-dialogue sessions, altar installations, and through the moving image.  Programs and activities have been carefully curated to include expressions and holders of these traditions from throughout the Americas: Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and the United States.

Performers will include: Baba Neil Clarke with Iyesá Drum Ensemble, & featured Akpon, Amma McKen; Master Cuban Percussionist, Roman Diaz & Ensemble, and from Trinidad, Something Positive. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of his iconic work, FLASH OF THE SPIRIT, Saturday opens with a special Dialogue-Conversation with Dr. Robert Thompson.
 


Also, NYC Film Premiere of

Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil

(www.yemanjathefilm.com)

Narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker

Yemanjá Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil, is a documentary film about the Candomblé spiritual tradition in Bahia, Brazil, a vibrant African-derived culture which evolved from slavery's brutal past. Elder women leaders tell stories of Candomblé's history, social challenges and triumphs, grounded in strong community, and Earth-based wisdom and practice.

 

||SYMPOSIUM DATES:

Feb 27th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb 28th, 2016 | 1:00pm - 5:30pm

 

||WHERE:  City College Center for the Arts-City College of New York (Formerly known as Aaron Davis Hall) | 138 Convent Avenue Btw. W 133rd and 135th Streets, New York, NY 10027

 

||ADMISSION: To purchase tickets, visit www.tradeitions.eventbrite.com

Students and seniors 60 and older, can pay admission at box office and receive 10% off when they present a valid ID.


SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM TICKET PACKAGES

 

SATURDAY PACKAGE |  $40

This ticket package includes access to all events in the Saturday’s program.

SUNDAY PACKAGE | $45

This ticket package includes access to all the events in Sunday’s program.

TOTAL WEEKEND PACKAGE | $75

This ticket package includes access to all the events in the 2-days program.

.....................................

TOTAL WEEKEND PACKAGE SPECIAL OFFER

This ticket package includes access to all the events in the 2-days program. 

Offer valid until February 20th, 2016.

.....................................

 

Students and seniors 60 and older, can pay admission at box office and receive 10% off when they present a valid ID.


For more information about the program, visit www.cccadi.org/tradeitions



 

PROGRAM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH

1:00pm- 3:00pmFilm Screening Premiere: Yemanja: Wisdom from the African Heart of Brazil with Post - film screen panel. Moderated by Angela Fontanez. Panelists include: Donna Roberts, Paulo Bispo, Amma McKen, and Dr. Cheryl Sterling.

4:00pm-5:30pmRoundtable Discussion: NextGen: Legacy, and Living in Orisha.Moderated by Dowoti Desir. Panelists include: Marinieves Alba, Ayanda Clarke, Danny Rodriguez, and Funlayo E. Wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th

1:00-2:30pmDialectical Dialogues & Kongo Konversations: Honoring the 35th Anniversary of Flash of the Spirit with Dr. Robert Farris Thompson.

3:00-4:00pmCCCADI Special Tribute: Honoring  Iyalorisha Lourdes Lopez, Iyalorisha Amma McKen, Babalorisha John Mason, and Dr. Robert Farris Thompson.

4:30 - 6:00pmPanel: Orisha as Activist: Recharging Our Purpose, Utilizing Our Power. Moderated by Elizabeth Yeampierre. Panelists include: Karla N. Moore, Alex LaSalle, Lumumba Bandele, and Dr. Sheriden Booker.

7:30pm-9:00pm | Evening Performance: Trade/itions: In Honor of Our Orishas with Baba Neil Clarke with Iyesá Drum ensemble, & featured Akpon, Amma McKen; Master Cuban Percussionist, Roman Diaz & Ensemble, and from Trinidad, Something Positive.

 


Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions Symposium is made possible with the generous support of: National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito and Ford Foundation

 

 

 

CAUWW 2016 Second Open House
Feb
10
6:00 pm18:00

CAUWW 2016 Second Open House

Study Abroad with CCCADI's Certificate Program of Cultural Arts and Social Justice!

 

Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW)

Certificate Program of Cultural Arts and Social Justice

Summer 2016 Session Dates: June 12th to June 25th

 

Join us for the SECOND FREE OPEN HOUSE of CAUWW 2016!

Take this opportunity to learn about CAUWW and meet some of our graduates who will be sharing more information about how this program has impacted their careers and lives as cultural advocates.

RSVP is suggested.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

TIME: 6PM to 8PM

WHERE: Inter American University's Centro De Reclutamiento De Estudiantes y Exalumnos 2196 3rd Ave New York, NY 10035 (Btw E120th & E119th Street)

 


For more information about the courses and site visits, go to www.CAUWW.com or email cauwwinfo@gmail.com

.........................................................................................................

Students admitted into the CAUWW Certificate Program will experience Puerto Rico through the eyes of community experts and scholars who are culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and advocacy work on the island. The two-weeks intensive course of study focuses on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, important contemporary issues including cultural equity, social and economic justice and their continuing impact on the present and future generations of cultural arts activists. Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW) is a special course of study developed by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute for those interested in the impact and role of cultural arts in engaging issues of social justice within communities.


Photo Credit: Imani Nuñez/ CAUWW Session 2015

CAUWW 2016 OPEN HOUSE
Jan
20
6:00 pm18:00

CAUWW 2016 OPEN HOUSE

Study Abroad with CCCADI's Certificate Program of Cultural Arts and Social Justice!

 

Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW)

Certificate Program of Cultural Arts and Social Justice

Summer 2016 Session Dates: June 12th to June 25th

 

Join us for the FIRST FREE OPEN HOUSE of CAUWW 2016!

Take this opportunity to learn about CAUWW and meet some of our graduates who will be sharing more information about how this program has impacted their careers and lives as cultural advocates.

RSVP is suggested.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

TIME: 6PM to 8PM

WHERE: Inter American University's Centro De Reclutamiento De Estudiantes y Exalumnos 2196 3rd Ave New York, NY 10035 (Btw E120th & E119th Street)

 

For more information about the courses and site visits, go to www.CAUWW.com or email cauwwinfo@gmail.com

.........................................................................................................

Students admitted into the CAUWW Certificate Program will experience Puerto Rico through the eyes of community experts and scholars who are culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and advocacy work on the island. The two-weeks intensive course of study focuses on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, important contemporary issues including cultural equity, social and economic justice and their continuing impact on the present and future generations of cultural arts activists. Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW) is a special course of study developed by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute for those interested in the impact and role of cultural arts in engaging issues of social justice within communities.

 

Photo Credit: Imani Nuñez/ CAUWW Session 2015

Way of the Orisha: Sacred Songs with Frank Bell
Oct
29
Nov 19

Way of the Orisha: Sacred Songs with Frank Bell

  • ImageNation

Way of the Orisha: Sacred Songs with Frank Bell

Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015

 

Scholar, and world-renowned Akpon, Frank Bell will lead participants through a participatory series of Orisha song and introductory information workshops.  Each workshop is categorized by specific Orisha groupings, based on their pantheon location, as well as their assigned universal force.  Sessions will be as follows:

1. Warriors – Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi – Oct 29th

2. Powerful Female Orisha – Yemaya, Oya, and Oshun– Nov 5th

3. Creators, Earth & Gate Keepers- Obatala, Aganyu, and Orula – Nov 12th

4. Communal Session for all Orisha – Nov 19th

 

WHEN: Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015 | 6:00- 7:30pm

WHERE: RAW Space @ ImageNation | 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (121st & 122nd Sts.) New York, NY 10027

ADMISSION: $75.00 for Series Registration, $65.00 for (advance registration before October 27.) To register, go to www.cccadiwayoftheorisha.eventbrite.com

Those interested in attending only one session will pay a registration fee of $25 at the door. Limited seating capacity. Priority will be given to people that registered in advance.

 

 Programs subject to change*