Open Spectrum: Creative Resistance: A Rising Economic Movement

What did we learn from the Occupy Wall Street movement? How do we imagine operating within a post-capitalist society? Has the middle class disappeared in the United States? Can a feminist ideology disrupt the systemic issues of under-valuation in regards to female and trans identifying individuals and the creative works produced by these artists? 

Open Spectrum Twitter chat—the digital component for this talk—will take place from 1-2pm on March 18. The public is invited to participate in the twitter chat by tweeting their questions and comments with the hashtag “#OpenSpectrumNYC.”


Moderator: Piper Anderson – Consultant; Arts, Education & Community Engagement
Okwui Okpokwasili – Performer, Actor
Laura Flanders – Host, Producer at GRITtv
Joan Morgan – Scholar, Educator, Author 
Seyi Adebanjo – Filmmaker, Queer Activist, Social Justice Practitioner  

Will feature an opening performance by Hip-Hop duo Pattydukes and Rephstar

Open Spectrum Critical Dialogues is an intimate conversational platform that engages participants in active listening, constructive discourse, and action planning. Spanning over the course of three months (February to April, 2015), we encourage audiences and invited panelists to engage in critical discussions pertinent to the present moment. Open Spectrum is where our creative community comes together to responsibly voice opinions, raise questions, and share resources. We invite artists, educators, scholars, curators, and activists to join us for these timely and integral conversations.

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