Jul 30 2020
Creativity & Civic Engagement: Using our colle...

Creativity & Civic Engagement: Using our colle...

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About this Event
Image Caption: New York Live Arts’ facade featuring large banner with the text VOTE in rainbow colors and a headshot of Bill. T. Jones on top of the text “BILL T. JONES / ARNIE ZANE COMPANY”.

Virtual Event (Zoom) 12:00 PM EDT – 2:00 PM EDT

You will be emailed a Zoom link with instructions to join 24 hours before the event.

Learn how creatives are engaging in the 2020 election and the census and how you and your organizations can make an impact these next few critical months leading up to November. Advocates, artists, filmmakers, and journalists will share tools, models, and networks they are using and building to drive voter and census participation and ensure that BIPOC, disabled, women, trans, LGBTQIA+, and immigrant voices are heard and counted. Featuring a special performance by National Yout Poet Laureate, Meera Dasgupta and many more. This special event will highlight the creative work reshaping civic engagement.

Speakers include:

Mara Abrams, Census Open Innovation Labs
Marya Bangee, HARNESS
Sandy Close, Ethnic Media Services
Rebecca Cokley, Center for American Progress
Arleene Correa Valencia, SOMOS VISIBLES / WE ARE NOT INVISIBLE Project
Meera Dasgupta, National Youth Poet Laureate
Teddy Dorsette III, Detroit Disability Power
Vanita Gupta, Keynote Speaker, The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
Amy Kisch, Art+Action
Beth Lynk, Census Counts
Claudia Peña, For Freedoms
Dawn Porter, Good Trouble: John Lewis Documentary
Favianna Rodriguez, Center for Cultural Power
LaChanze Sapp-Gooding, Black Theatre United
Nse Ufot, New Georgia Project
Alice Wong, Disability Visibility Project
Michelle Woo, For Freedoms
This event is free and open to the public but you must register to join. Please share with your colleagues and creatives in your networks.
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Dates & Times

2020/07/30 - 2020/07/30

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