Imagining: Creative Strategies to Fight Gentrification
Tuesday June 2, 2015
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave
btwn 53rd & 59th St
Everyday New Yorkers are struggling and getting systematically pushed out of their city, with declining wages, increases in costs of living, and rent prices skyrocketing. Join us for a New York City “Imagining” that will bring together community members, organizers, artists, cultural workers, and other stakeholders to imagine the creative approaches, organizing strategy and bold vision we need to win anti-gentrification and anti-displacement fights in NYC now and into the future. The event, part celebration and part envisioning, will invite people to dream out loud, and strategize how to make our shared dreams real.
Participants will take part in a collective-imagining process where we will ask ourselves: “What will the year 2034 look like when art’s transformative power has been fully integrated into all aspects of public and community organizing life?”
Nationwide Imaginings are being organized by the US Department of Arts and Culture, a non-government people-powered department. The New York City Imagining is led by Betty Yu, USDAC 2015 Cultural Agent, and coordinated by a diverse group of artists.
This is a free event, but space is limited to 250 people. Please RSVP and get a ticket to secure your spot: http://imaginingnyc.eventbrite.com/