15 May 2013

REGISTER NOW! NOCD-NY's Citywide Forum
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Thursday, May 30
El Museo del Barrio and El Barrio community sites
11:00am - 7:00pm 

NOCD-NY invites you to join us for a citywide forum to develop a vision for NYC that is grounded in the cultural vitality and social networks that make our communities strong.This vision will become the foundation for a shared policy platform to inform our city's leadership transition in the upcoming year. 

The forum will draw on two key ideas. First, it will honor that, as Wendell Berry wrote,“What we need is here.” Every neighborhood has powerful assets to contribute to a resilient and thriving New York City. Second, it will recognize our interdependence, bringing us together to develop collaborative strategies to engage our City's opportunities and inequities.

(with performances and media interspersed throughout)


Community Sites
Sign up for an intimate lunch hosted by one of El Barrio's network of community sites, including Art for Change, Hip Hop Theater Festival ((in partnership with Social Justice Artists' Collaborative), Manhattan Neighborhood Network Firehouse and others.


NOCD-NY Welcome and Roundtable Discussion
 El Museo del Barrio

Full group discussion co-moderated by Mitty Owens (consultant in development, management and philanthropy) and Esther Robinson (founder of ArtHome), featuring Milly Hawk Daniel (Vice President of Communication at PolicyLink), Prerana Reddy (Director of Public Events at Queens Museum of Art) and others.

Small Group Discussions on...
• Community health and sustainability 
• Innovative uses of urban space
• Community resilience and renewal
• Equitable development

Reporting Back, Responses and Setting Priorities


Closing Party!

We encourage you to join artists, activists and community leaders for lunch at a community site. If you would like to join one of these small lunches (10-20 people), please indicate your interest on the registration page.  We will follow up with a site match and inquiry about dietary restrictions.  A 
detailed program will follow in the coming weeks.

The Naturally-Occurring Cultural District New York (NOCD-NY) working group brings together a unique alliance of artists, activists, creative manufacturers and policymakers who are committed to revitalizing the city from the neighborhood up. The alliance is represented in the Bronx (Bronx Council on the Arts and THE POINT CDC), East Harlem (El Museo del Barrio and FABnyc), Fort Greene (Urban Bush Women) the Lower East Side (Fourth Arts Block and New York Chinatown History Project), North Brooklyn (El Puente and Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center), Corona, Queens (Queens Museum of Art), Staten Island (Staten Island Arts) and includes citywide organizations (The Laundromat Project) and at-large contributors. Questions?  Contact us at nocdny@gmail.com.

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