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E*race: The Affect of Separating Race from Justice and Equality

Art Fort Lauderdale

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

E*race: The Affect of Separating Race from Justice and...

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Free Admission With RSVP Jan 23, 2019 Free  
Donations Welcomed To Support Art Fort Lauderdale's Initiatives
Art Fort Lauderdale started as a passion project by 2 altruistic Fort Lauderdale residents who felt their community deserved to have a major 4 day art fair. They didn't want to create just another art fair held in a tent or convention center, they wanted to highlight the unique characteristics that make Fort Lauderdale great. They wanted to create an experience that has never existed before, allowing art appreciators and collectors to view art work in a setting where it ultimately lives - in a home. While the community has embraced the concept, monetary support has not come in abundance, as the founders had to initially self fund the art fair the first year to get it off the ground. If you share our vision for a more culturally diverse Fort Lauderdale, we welcome and appreciate your support in any capacity. Please don't hesitate to reach out and discuss further!
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Join us for a powerful, critical discussion as we explore the role and importance of the Artist Activist.

In his series, “Red Line,” artist Omari Booker explores how division based on race has affected every aspect of society in the United States from health to housing, and how the historic practice of redlining and racial discrimination has impacted marginalized communities throughout Nashville and across our nation.

Art is often an access point. Connecting us despite of, and because of, our differences. Engaging even the most critical among us. Allowing us to explore our humanity through the eyes of others. Throughout the ages, artists have used canvas to create social and political change. Artists have used prose to record memories, resist oppression and inspire revolutions. Artists have danced for freedom and awakened us to the realities of injustice. There is redemptive power in the voice of the artist.

While the practice of redlining has been banned for the last 50 years, its adverse effect on communities of color is still being felt throughout our nation.

Redlining, which was introduced in 1934 by the creation of the Federal Housing Administration, is defined as process of drawing red lines around neighborhoods lenders refuse to make loans or make loans on less favorable terms. The practice, which was outlawed in 1968 by the Fair Housing Act, caused many people of color who lived in redlined neighborhoods to be swept into generational cycles of poverty.

Featured on this panel discussion will be:

  • Omari Booker - Artist, Human Being, Social Justice Activist.

  • Moderated By:

  • Chevara Orrin - award-winning diversity & inclusion strategist, social entrepreneur, published author, social justice activist, independent filmmaker and dynamic public speaker.

Omari Booker, One of Nashville Tennesse's most noteworthy artists joins Memphis Born & Fort Lauderdale based activist Chevara Orrin for a discussion on the intersection of Art & Social Justice. Through the course of Booker's life he has used his creative outlet (his art) to not only express his thoughts and feelings about the social justice issues plaguing his native Nashville community, but also to raise awarness about various issues. Having seen the impacts first hand, Omari's works speak brilliantly to issues including our criminal justice system, gentrification, and most recently redlining in his recent series on display at Art Fort Lauderdale. Omari Booker has been recognized and collected with his artworks on display to be seen in the Nashville Airport as well as in the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, DC.

We couldn't have thought of a better moderator than Chevara Orrin, who is a forward-thinking catalyst passionate about igniting organizational transformation. In her current role as Chief Creative Catalyst for Collective Concepts, she is best known for having conceived and co-created We Are Allies, a national advertising campaign to support equality and move towards passage of inclusive policies to protect the LGBTQ community and #WhiteAndWoke™ an initiative to raise awareness about racial inequality and promote equity through intentional action.

This talk is part of Art Fort Lauderdale's "artDISCOURSE" series of artist talks taking place during Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week with free admission made possible by support from The Community Foundation Of Broward. This talk will take place in the Pier Sixty Six Hotel & Marina in one of the breakout rooms across from the bar in the hotel's lobby.

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Pier Sixty-Six Hotel & Marina
2301 Southeast 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EST)

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Art Fort Lauderdale

ART FORT LAUDERDALE is a 4-day curated art fair that transports attendees on a journey along the famed Intracoastal waterways via water taxi and private yacht with stops at vacant multimillion dollar waterfront properties that feature emerging artists exhibiting various styles and methods of art that reflect the past, the present and the future.. This destination art fair seeks to highlight the uniqueness of the city and put Fort Lauderdale on the art world map as a premiere location to view, interact with and purchase art along with giving art aficionados, residents and visitors a cultural experience that is memorable, interactive and engaging.

This has lead to the creation of Fort Lauderdale Art & Design Week (January 19-27, 2019) which was a result of the desire to unite all of Fort Lauderdale's artists and arts & cultural institutions in an effort to highlight all that the city has to offer through an annual self-guided tour and celebration of everything art and culture throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area with the ultimate goal of establishing Fort Lauderdale as an international cultural destination.

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