In Conversation: Where We're From and the Effects of Displacement

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Russell Hall 306 - Gottesman Libraries

525 West 120th Street

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Student Advocates for the Arts Presents - In Conversation: Where We’re From and the Effects of Displacement

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As more carry-outs within the Brooklyn and Washington, DC area are being displaced due to gentrification, how can we begin to help protect and preserve these cultural landmarks in our own neighborhoods? Learn about the ways in which each panelist attempts to do so through their artistic efforts, passion projects, and activism in an intimate conversation about these carry-outs and what it means to define home.

Brooklyn, NY ● Washington, DC ● China

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January 30th, 2020 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Russell Hall 306

Tia Dorsey

Affiliation: Arts Administration M.A. Candidate, Teachers College, Columbia University

Tia Dorsey is an artist, curator, and photographer from Washington, DC. Dorsey is currently in her second year of her master’s program in arts administration at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her work, including the black & white photography series, “what once was,” focuses on dismantling preconceived notions regarding the presence of black bodies in changing spaces that were originally shaped by and for them. Ultimately, Dorsey aims to protect these spaces through her work, culminating in a master’s thesis that is designed to serve as a call to action for the proper preservation of localized black culture.

Nayion Perkins

Affiliation: Press Assistant, U.S. House of Representatives

Nayion Perkins is a designer and digital content strategist from Washington D.C. In 2018, Perkins launched the (202) Capsule through his co-founded brand, “The Pack.” The capsule is a collection of clothing, photography and art that highlights the effects of gentrification and violence on DC’s rich, localized culture—an intersection that Perkins has witnessed first hand as a native. As a designer and content creator, Perkins aims to develop content strategies that will simultaneously help introduce facets of DC culture to non-natives while giving DC natives a chance to celebrate and reminisce on what makes DC’s culture so unique.

Jenée-Daria Strand

Affiliation: Curatorial Assistant, Brooklyn Museum

Jenée-Daria Strand is the Curatorial Assistant for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum where she supports in the research and organization of numerous exhibitions. She has worked on projects examining Black subjectivity through historical precedents, including her first independent co-curation of what once was in August of 2019 (Gloria Gail Gallery, NYC). Jenée-Daria aims to expand her knowledge of art history, and integrate her interests in performative practices, to examine performance within the museum setting. She serves on the Dance/NYC Junior Committee and holds a BFA from Florida State University.

Kanene Ayo Holder

Affiliation: Education, Diversity, and Social Justice Consultant & Artist

Kanene Ayo Holder is a teacher, writer, activist and media producer. For almost 20 years she has strived to make a difference in underserved schools and on stage to empower her students and audiences to advocate for equality. She has partnered or consulted with various institutions including The New York Times School, The Public Theater, Apollo Theater, Studio Museum of Harlem and Prospect Hill Foundation to create curriculum or facilitate workshops about race and inequality. Holder works at the intersection of education, the arts, media literacy and policy. She is currently completing a fellowship with Broadway Advocacy that partners with Columbia Law School to empower arts to create performances that address issues and policies in underserved communities.

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December 5th, 2019 - February 16th, 2020

In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, Dorsey Photos, Nayion Design, the Chinese Calligraphy Club, the Office of Diversity and Community Affairs, and the Gottesman Libraries.

To request disability-related accommodations, contact OASID at oasid@tc.edu, or 212-678-3689, (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

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525 West 120th Street

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