May 23, 2018 | 4:30pm – 8:00pm
4:30 pm | Check-in & Wine Reception
4:50 pm | Welcome & Intros
East Harlem houses some of the most iconic visual art and impactful cultural history of the African Diaspora. While exploring just a small part of our vibrant community, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of the art forms and some of the cultural leaders connected to its collective resistance, survival, and successes. Space is limited. *This tour will be limited to 25 educators.
Presentation, workshop, & conversation focused on the 18th and 19th century Pinkster Festivals. With the incorporation of many sustained African cultural traditions and beliefs, both freed and enslaved Africans used the time of Pinkster as one of the earliest known Black cultural resistance celebrations in North America.
Zines are as powerful as any other form of art and design, and a great way for your students to think and express themselves on current issues. Usually associated with the Punk, Feminist, and Queer movements, among others, these self-published cut and paste booklets have served as a platform to practice resistance and address issues ignored by the mainstream media. It is strongly suggested to bring any writings you’ve already done, old magazines, and any other fun political art you might want to incorporate.
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues
New York NY 10035