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Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa
Saturday, January 27, 6 - 8:30 pm
84-16 Northern Boulevard, Jackson Heights, NY
Storytelling Performance and Installation with local materials
What does it mean to feel at home? We have been exploring this question with our local communities for the past year.
Through community-driven oral history, installation and video, the Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa project is a collaboration with Bridget Bartolini’s Five Boro Story Project, filmmaker Milton Trujillo, Queens Neighborhoods United, and the residents of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst, Queens, NYC.
Highlighting the struggles and victories of community organizing against gentrification and displacement, criminalization, and hyper-policing of immigrant communities, our goal is to produce public storytelling programs, art installations, and videos to strengthen the local organizing movement for housing justice and immigrants’ human rights.
Almost Home is supported by MoreArt, Ciitizne Committee of New York City, and the Puffin Foundation.
Sunday, January 28, 1 - 3 pm
Utopia School at Flux Factory
39-31 29th St., Long Island City 11101
How can a movement or a project survive differences in opinion, background, culture, and privilege? Are there movements with successful models of building trust that might help us? Co-developed and facilitated with Carina Kaufman-Gutierrez and Alexander Chaparro, we'll explore tools for working effectively and sustainably in long-term organizing efforts with healthy group dynamice/
"The people united will never be defeated" is a mantra we hear shouted wherever people have banded together to fight for equality and justice. Building unity across backgrounds, opinions and cultures to overcome hate and systemic oppression is essential in achieving greater collective power.
While we can recognize this in theory, all too often collective organizing can lose focus on the greater fight, and succeed or fail based on relationships in the group.
This workshop invites participants to address these questions together by talking through past experiences, group dynamics, and looking to movements that have bridged differences. Let's talk. And listen.
What's Up with LIC? [creative responses to hyper-development]
with Queens Art Intervention's "Dwelling"
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Opening Dec. 16, 2017, 2 - 4 pm
Exhibition on view from December 9, 2017 - January 19, 2018
Documentation and from the commissioned walk/scavenger hunt collaboratively designed with Grace Jean, providing opportunities to walk, look, and learn from local artists, residents, and researchers affected by rising rents and rampant profit driven real estate development in Long Island City, Queens, and inviting participants to create their own art based on what they learned.
Welcome to Fragile City: LIC [Beg, borrow, or...]
Site-specific installation for MoreArt's Building Stories exhibition:
work by the Engaging Artists 2016 Fellowship cohort on Housing Justice
Flux Factory, 39-31 29th St, Long Island City, NYC
From 10/6 - 10/15
Opening reception Friday, Oct. 6, 5 - 9 pm
Gallery open 12 - 6 Wednesday - Saturday and Sunday 10/15
RSVP on Facebook
Building the Movement: Fragile City and Beyond
Site-specific installation for UPSTANDERS show at the LIC Arts Open 2017
The Factory, 30-30 47th Ave, 4th Floor, Long Island City, NYC
From 5/17 - 5/21
Opening reception Thursday 5/18, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday 5/21 noon
Performance work in progress (20 minutes), in collaboration with Karesia Batan, dancer/choreographer, and Grace Chung, activist (Queens Anti-Gentrification Project)