We Need Art and Resistance

Feb 23, 2018 - Feb 23, 2018

Commons Cafe

388 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd floor
Grd floor
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Time: 5 pm - 6 pm
Phone Number: 3473650132
Contact: Savona Bailey-McClain
Website: https://www.wbai.org/

In honor of both Black History Month and Women’s History Month, State of the Arts NYC will bring the Renaissance Revival Chorus that sang at the Grammys with the artist Kesha, to their Brooklyn studio at WBAI FM Radio for a LIVE performance, February 23rd. The Chorus is a collective of more than 60 women who came together to bring protest songs to present day movements. And we will talk about art activism with Tanya Selvaratnam, Co-Founder of The Federation along with Laurie Anderson and Laura Michalchyshyn. The Federation believes in the need to both heighten our shared humanity, to work for equality and justice, and to communicate visions of what our world could be. The Federation also believes in engaging audiences to secure a more democratic future. And the “arts” must serve as a catalyst to achieve these goals. Also joining us on the show are Bridgit Antoinette Evans and Tracy Van Slyke. They are representing the Pop Culture Collaboration. Pop Culture Collaborative is a 5-year, $25 million fund organized led by leading philanthropies to support artists and activists working at the intersection of entertainment and social change. Through funding and support Pop Culture Collaborative helps artists, organizations and companies leverage the reach and power of pop culture to drive authentic, just narratives about people of color, immigrants, refugees, and Muslims. Through grants, events, and partnerships, the Collaborative works to shift how mass audiences understand the past, make sense of the present, and imagine the future of American society.

Event Type: Performance