Catherine Mbali Green-Johnson

Catherine Mbali Green-Johnson is a cultural leader with over 20 years of experience working in arts administration and community advocacy. She curates programming that empowers and inspires communities of color to advocate for positive and sustainable transformation co-created on their terms. Prior to joining The LP, she founded ARTs East New York, where she masterfully combined the art of community engagement and artistic expression towards the arc of social change. Green also spearheaded the opening of the ReNew Lots Market and Artist Incubator alongside the New York City Economic Development Corporation. In 2018, she was appointed by the Mayor of the City of New York to the Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee to assist in developing the City’s first cultural plan focused on equity and inclusion. Catherine believes in utilizing the power of imagination, storytelling, and ancestral research to create radical sustainability plans and steward resources for an integrative approach to societal change.