The Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE Town Hall at Brooklyn College, devised in partnership with Dancing While Black, will provide an opportunity to delve into the pressing issue of cultural appropriation. Panelists and attendees will offer thoughtful perspectives and examples of the Caribbean influence in popular culture, and explore how these influences are submerged or erased. What is at stake for Caribbean communities as our cultural genius proliferates worldwide? What efforts are needed on the part of artists, entrepreneurs, and audiences to care for our culture and livelihood in this time?
Come offer up your opinion and take in the thoughts of the community on Thursday, May 4th.
Dance Caribbean COLLECTIVE's residency at Brooklyn College is part of the CUNY Dance Initiative, which receives major support from The Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Additional support provided by the Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. CDI is spearheaded and administered by The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.www.cuny.edu/danceinitiative
WOODY TANGER AUDITORIUM
Brooklyn College Library, 1st Floor 2900 Bedford Road
Jessica Phoenix Fiyah