Art and Culture as a Catalyst for Political and Social Change

May 4, 2016
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY ,
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Ginny Louloudes, Executive Director, Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York) asked me to give testimony at the New York City Council Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations is holding an oversight hearing onWednesday, May 4th at 1:00pm, off-site at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium - 3rd Floor). The topic of the hearing will be: "Art and Culture as a Catalyst for Political and Social Change."

The hearing's location was chosen due to relevance of the Brooklyn Museum's current Agitprop! exhibit. This exhibit highlights struggles for social justice since the turn of the twentieth century, from women's suffrage and anti-lynching campaigns to contemporary demands for human rights, environmental advocacy, and protests against war, mass incarceration, and economic inequality.