Cultural Organizing for Community Change
January 8, 2022
11am - 6pm ET / 10am-5pm CT, 8am - 3pm Pacific on Zoom
Framework Presentation Recording

Arts & Democracy and Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts NY (NOCD-NY) presented our annual Cultural Organizing for Community Change virtually in 2022. The daylong workshop included a cultural organizing framework; connecting in small groups; and two rounds of participatory arts and popular education workshops. Fellow organizers, artists, media makers, and policy makers learned effective ways to deepen their work and engaged their creativity in organizing for community change. 


11am – 12:40pm EST CONNECTING, Framework, and Values with amalia deloney, New York City Council Member Shahana Hanif, Karen Mack, Sage Crump, Mark Valdez, Kathie deNobriga, Tamara Greenfield, Kemi Ilesanmi, Judi Jennings, Claudie Mabry, Emily Ahn Levy, Hasiba Haq, and Caron Atlas.

12:40 – 1:20pm EST Lunch break

Brown bag discussion: How We Stopped the Wall, with Maxine Rebeles and Juan Ruiz

1:20 – 1:30pm EST GET ACTIVATED with Courtney Cook and Mikaila Ware, Urban Bush Women

1:45 - 3:15 EST Session 1 (choose 1)

A People’s WPA: Supporting Culture and Building The Future with Carol Zou and Brienne Colston, United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC)

ReMember Restore - An Archival Journey with Courtney Cook and Mikaila Ware, Urban Bush Women

Writing Through Fracture with Kayhan Irani

3:25 – 3:35pm EST Get Activated with Courtney Cook and Mikaila Ware, Urban Bush Women

3:50 – 5:20pm EST Session 2

Collective Recovery Zine Workshop with Ayako Maruyama, University of Orange

Embodying Ecology with Jose Richard Aviles

Food + Story = Change with Carlton Turner, Sipp Culture

Place IT! An Art & Sensory-Based Approach to Inclusive Community Engagement with James Rojas

Radical Approaches to Disability & Ableism with Dustin Gibson

5:30 – 6:00pm EST Closing with amalia deloney