Reimagining Community: Finding Sanctuary in Public Spaces
Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:30-8PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037
Public spaces like parks, sidewalks and public-facing walls, can offer narratives produced by residents and reflect a community’s values and norms. Gentrification often disrupts those narratives and blurs the line between development and erasure.
This program is presented in partnership with The Laundromat Project and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.
- Tomie Arai, 2012 Create Change Fellow, public artist, and co-founder of Chinatown Art Brigade 唐人街藝術隊／ 唐人街艺术队
- Sydnie Mosley, 2013 Create Change Fellow, Harlem resident, and founder of Sydnie L. Mosley Dances
- Robin Bell-Stevens, Director of Jazzmobile
- Moikgantsi Kgama, Founder of ImageNation Cinema Foundation
- Justin Garrett Moore, (moderator), AICP, Executive Director of New York City Public Design Commission
This event is free and open to the public.
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
Events are free and open to all, but due to space constraints registration is requested. We generally overbook to ensure a full house. Registered guests are given priority check-in 15 to 30 minutes before start time. After the event starts all registered seats are released regardless of registration, so we recommend that you arrive early.
Please note that holding seats in the Langston Hughes Auditorium is strictly prohibited and there is no food or drinks allowed anywhere in the Schomburg Center.
Programs are photographed and recorded by the Schomburg Center. Attending this event indicates your consent to being filmed/photographed and your consent to the use of your recorded image for any all purposes of the New York Public Library.
Please send all press inquiries (photo, video, interviews, audio-recording, etc) at least 24-hours before the day of the program to Ayofemi Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that professional photography and video recordings are prohibited without expressed consent.