Beyond Symbol:  Culture & Reparations

Beyond Symbol: Culture & Reparations

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    Public dialogue on arts and culture, the reparations movement, and NYC

    About this event

    A series of public dialogues on how reparations for Black communities can move forward at a local level, and the role of arts and culture within the movement.  Each session will include a panel of five co-hosts and a special guest. 

    Made possible with support from Humanities NY. Organized by FABnyc.


    • Amy Andrieux - Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Arts of the African Diaspora (MoCADA)
    • Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director, The Laundromat Project
    • Catherine Mbali Green-Johnson - Executive Director, ARTs East NY
    • Jordana De La Cruz - Co-Director, JACK
    • Ryan Gilliam - Executive Director, FABnyc
    • Ayesha Williams – Deputy Director, The Laundromat Project

    Events will also be live streamed via Facebook LIVE. Follow FABnyc on Facebook.

    SESSION 4: Reparations and NYC

    Wednesday June 16 4pm

    At the anniversary of the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests, a discussion of NYC’s history of memorial creation and removal, apology, and other official acts to address a history of racial injustice are related to the national movement for reparations.

    Guest: Anusha Venkataraman, Executive Director, Racial Justice Commission, City of New York