A Blade of Grass believes in the power of socially engaged art and artists to participate meaningfully in creating a more equitable and compassionate future.
Rooted in the themes of A Blade of Grass Magazine Issue #3, the Fall 2019 Assembly will be co-presented by the Museum of the Moving Image and explore how socially engaged artists are challenging the way people see others and conduct our lives in ways that exclude the lived experience and creative potential of those who do not fit into the social norms and physical expectations of our society. How can art turn the disabling gaze of normative society toward the liberatory possibilities of those at the so-called “margins”?
After short film screenings and featured keynote by trans activist and filmmaker Tourmaline, attendees will choose from seven intimate and interactive workshops led by the below artists and organizations:
- Collaborating with immigrant coops with Sol Aramendi
- Public housing narratives with The Blue Bus Project and Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement
- Maya Ciarrocchi and Kris Grey presenting Gender/Power
- Alternative mental health practices with Ras Cutlass and members of Citiview Connections Clubhouse
- Fountain House Gallery with Schizophrenic.NYC founder Michelle Hammer
- Disability justice with Kevin Gotkin, Dominic Bradley, Pelenakeke Brown, and Yo-Yo Lin
- Beyond immigrant stereotypes with Shireen Soliman and Emerald Isle Immigration Center with J.T. Takagi of Third World Newsreel
Full and Half-day Admission available.
For full details and to buy your ticket, visit www.abladeofgrass.org/events/fall-2019-assembly