OPAL TOMETI

Opal Tometi is a New York-based Nigerian-American writer, strategist and community organizer. Ms. Tometi is a Co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter. The historic political project was launched in the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin in order to explicitly combat implicit bias and anti-black racism and to protect and affirm the beauty and dignity of all Black lives. Ms.

Events

African Heritage SouSou! | Always Africa!

African Heritage SouSou! | Always Africa!

FREE

African Heritage SouSou! | Always Africa!

SouSou Saturdays are monthly family-oriented art-making, dance, and music workshops held every second Saturday of the month at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.

Join us for our 1st SouSou of the season--African Heritage SouSou: Always Africa!

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: INNOVATIVE CULTURAL ADVOCACY FELLOWSHIP 2018

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 8:21PM

The Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship (ICA) trains emerging arts-based professionals, transitioning into NYC cultural institutional public leadership and management, with a targeted focus to include and support persons from historically under-represented communities. A core emphasis of the Fellowship is the advancement of cultural equity. ICA is a program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). ICA Fellows engage in sessions that nurture innovative thought processes and situate the growth of the field within historical context. Seminar readings are tied to the NYU course, Cultural Governance: The Process of Creating a Cultural Equity Plan for NYC, taught by, Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. ICA Fellows also meet with field leaders and participate in roundtables focused on such themes as: Frameworks in Historical Cultural Activism, Building Institutions in Our Own Image, Public Arts, Fiscal Equity: A Tale of Two Arts Cities, among others. The Fellowship also includes site visits at NYC arts and cultural institutions, along with networking opportunities with notable senior arts executives.

ICA Fellows are typically early-to-mid-career professionals (30-40 years of age) who seek to engage in progressive thinking, advocacy, and collaborative action to achieve cultural equity and social justice. Participants must have at least 3-5 years of experience in the arts and culture sectors; be recognized and recommended by senior-level professionals in their field; and have a proven commitment to refocus the arts resources of cultural institutions to address the needs of historically underrepresented communities.

Fellows will engage with topics such as:
Frameworks in Historical Cultural Activism; Public Arts, Fiscal Equity: A Tale of Two Arts Cities; Building Institutions in Our Own Image, among others

Criteria: 
30 to 40-year-old arts-based professionals; must be endorsed by a current or recent employer or mentor; and can commit to attend all monthly gatherings

When & Where:
Cycle VI Fellowship: Five Saturdays, March 24th (Orientation), April 21st, May 19th, June 2nd, June 16th, and a Meet and Greet on April 12th. 2018 at CCCADI’s new Firehouse home. a

Fellows will gain the following:
- Effective strategies firmly rooted in social justice, arts advocacy, and cultural equity models from the Civil Rights era to more recent progressive grassroots arts movements

- Access to executive level arts field professionals through monthly sessions and cultural site visits

- Certification and a generous stipend of $750 for successful program completion

 

Application Deadline:

Friday, FEBRUARY 2ND, 2018 at 5pm

Events

La Letra del Año : New Year Forecast in the Orisha Community

La Letra del Año : New Year Forecast in the Orisha Community

FREE

Join us for a discussion with Yoruba traditional leaders who will interpret La Letra De Ano for 2018.  Through divination, Babalawos in Cuba gather at the start of the year to predict and determine La Letra which is intended to serve as a blueprint for the coming year. 

Panelists:

Angela Fontanez - Spiritualism - Africa/Puerto Rico

Michael Manswell - Shango Baptist Tradition - Africa/Trinidad

John Mason - Yoruba Tradition - Africa/USA

Paulo Bispo - Candomble Tradition - Africa/Brazil

Events

Solstice Soul Train: Featuring Los Pleneros de la 21 + Holiday Vendors + More!

Solstice Soul Train: Featuring Los Pleneros de la 21 + Holiday Vendors + More!

FREE

We are excited to collaborate with Uptown Grand Central for the Solstice Soul Train, a party along the sidewalks of East 125th Street. We will present children's art's activities, holiday vendors, and a holiday performance featuring Los Pleneros de la 21. 

Events

Community Town Hall: #OUR POWER PRNYC

Community Town Hall: #OUR POWER PRNYC

FREE

Community Town Hall: #OUR POWER PRNYC

Public Testimony from Puerto Ricans Impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Two months later and many Puerto Ricans are still without power, water, and food. The US government continues to neglect our people as they fight for survival and the preservation of our culture.

Events

#GodBoxTalk: Embracing Religious & Spiritual Diversity of African People

#GodBoxTalk: Embracing Religious & Spiritual Diversity of African People

The God Box Foundation presents God Box Talks

Embracing the Religious and Spiritual Diversity of the African People

Join us for a dynamic Interfaith Dialogue between esteemed African and African Diasporan Religious Scholars and Practitioners. Topics to be discussed include:

  • The African traditional, cultural and spiritual connections with the Judaeo- Christian-Islamic and African Diasporic Religions

Events

Liminal Space Fête | Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

Liminal Space Fête | Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fundraiser

Liminal Space Fête | Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fundraiser 

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute and Queen’s College of Guyana Alumni Association (New York) invite you to celebrate Liminal Space, the stunning exhibition of artists of Guyanese heritage who explore their experiences of migration. 

Events

The Ultimate Coquito Face-off at CCCADI

The Ultimate Coquito Face-off at CCCADI

FREE

Become this year’s Coquito Master!

Do you or your tía have a killer coquito recipe? Think you got skills to become America’s next Coquito Master? Flex your coquito making prowess at this year’s Coquito Masters Competition. We will host a Coquito Masters Qualifying event in our new home in El Barrio Saturday, November 18th, 2017 from 5-7 PM. Contestants Check-In at 4 PM.

It’s easy to enter:

Join Today
Donate Today!
SUPPORT OUR WORK
Donate Today!