Let’s Grow! Panel Discussion & Workshop on Creativity and Sustainability

How, in the midst of one of the most quickly gentrifying urban landscapes in the world, do we implement – and imagine – methods of self-preservation? How do we sustain our creative endeavors by sourcing ethically? What are the resources we know of (residencies, grants) but battle to get access to?

This is a two-part event – a cross-industry panel discussion offering perspective and methods on creative meets sustainable living – then a hands-on guided natural arts & collage workshop. This event is part of Alpha Arts Alliance and Grown in Haiti’s fundraising campaign (Let’s Grow!) to build a community center and arts residency program in Jacmel, Haiti.

This event will highlight Brooklyn-based change-makers and Create Change Fellows creating change outside of the box.

The panelists include:

Chef Tara Thomas, founder of Breaking Bread NYC

Tara Sansone, Director of Materials for the Arts

Chris Paul, founder of LaKay PHL, Program Manager at Urbane for Mangrove and Flatbush Central

The panel will also streamed live on Zoom. When the panel concludes, we will have a 10-meditation before we head into a hands-on visual imagination exercise.

The workshop, Reimagine Your Hood with Living Pigments, is presented in partnership with Madjeen Isaac & Kimberly Tate. Kimberly will conduct a short demo on natural dyes. Madjeen will lead a guided collage workshop for participants.

This event is supported by the Laundromat Project through the Bed-Stuy Create & Connect Fund.