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At the Crossroads: Activating the Intersection of Art and Justice
New Horizons Faith Resource Center (Formerly, Frederick Douglas Resource Center)
Rochester, NY
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At the Crossroads: Activating the Intersection of Art and Justice
Presented by 21st Century Arts and a collaborative of community organizers, At the Crossroads - ART POWER Symposium is a full day of workshops and performances for the arts and culture community - connecting participants with their capacity to disrupt racism through their work. The event is 9 am to 5 pm at the New Horizons Faith Center (Formerly, Frederick Douglass Resource Center - 36 King Street, Rochester, NY.

The ART POWER Symposium program includes:

Tokeya C. Graham - "Writing Wrongs-Let's Art about Race"

Graham delivers a creative presentation exploring Art as Identity and how we build community through protest.

Reenah Golden - "Reclaiming Their Identities and Empowering Their Futures"

Reenah Golden shares her experiences as writer, educator, and co-founder of Kuumba Consultants in a combination talk and spoken word art piece that explores the power of youth voices in rewriting negative narratives.

Henry Avignon - "Read and Black: The Choice to Bare Witness"

From the mental hospital to the martyrs funeral: Henry Avignon reveals how personal anxieties, fears, and failures may embolden and drive socio-political protest through art.

Annette Ramos - "Columbian Hypnosis"

In Augusto Boal's/Theatre of the Oppressed physical game there aren't spectators, only SPECT-ACTORS. The pairs actions in the game become excellent metaphors for human relationships - especially as related to power.

Screening of excerpts from Ava DuVernays "13th"

In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians explore the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States. A 7-minute section of this film, which analyzes the impact of "The Birth of a Nation" will serve as a reference point for the "Art Power: Owning our Capacity to Disrupt Racism" workshop that follows.

Rachel Y. DeGuzman - "Art Power: Owning our Capacity to Disrupt Racism"

In this workshop, participants will explore D.W. Griffith's 1915 blockbuster film, "The Birth of a Nation," as a springboard to connect with their individual and collective powers as cultural workers to create a more equitable cultural landscape in Upstate New York.

"ART POWER Symposium Karaoke"

An open mic close to the ART POWER Symposium. Attendees take the stage, grab the mic and share their perspectives on activating the intersection of art and justice in short, one-minute bytes.

as well as a presentation by Santos Cruz.

Sponsors: Rochester Public Library/Monroe County Library System, New Horizon Faith Center, Buffalo Moose Group, Kuumba Consultants, New York Institute of Dance and Education, PeaceArt International, Rev. D.J. Robinson, Rochester Latino Theatre Company, and Soulstainable Living.

Collaborative team of organizers includes -Reenah Golden (Artist/Educator), Tokeya Graham (Artist/Educator), Thomas Warfield (Artist/Educator), Stephanie Paredes (Artist/Administrator), Cynnie Gaasch (Artist/Educator/Administrator Western New York), Annette Ramos (Artist/Educator/Administrator), and Sean McLeod (Artist/Educator/Administrator-Central New York).


New Horizons Faith Resource Center (Formerly, Frederick Douglas Resource Center) (View)
36 King Street
Rochester, NY 14608
United States



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Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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