“How not to get Chumped: The Artist’s Role in Housing and Divestment Justice” #right2remain #divestBoston

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Featuring the work of this amazing panel of culture workers at Arts Equity Summit #AES19 … aaand facilitating a workshop to continue getting organized, worker artists! #whatsartequity #supportcommunitycuration Sat Mar 23. Thoughts below. More soon. In the mean time tag older posts with #supportcommunitycuration of favorite examples . Title How not to get Chump-Changed: The Artist’s Role in Housing and Divestment Justice #right2remain #divestBoston . Description In this workshop, local culture workers will explore how artists might organize to support housing and divestment justice efforts in ways that fortify and celebrate the neighborhoods that support our resilient arts communities. Working artists are made complicit in gentrifying their own neighborhoods: in exchange for pithy arts funding our "public" works become cosmetic facelifts that hide devastating disparities. We believe that to be truly equitable, we must push this city to meet the needs of the communities battling displacement as a result of decades-long city-sanctioned development initiatives that drive up our cost of living. This workshop aims to explore how we might value our labor and stand together. In valuing each other and understanding the power we leverage, we hold our ground, slow down the predatory forces driving displacement, and redirect resources for more livable futures for ourselves and our neighbors. . Brandie Blaze, panelist Dey Hernández, AgitArte, panelist McKersin, Lakaï Dance Theatre, panelist . . Kimberly Barzola, facilitator Pampi, Decolonize Our Museums, third eye fell + In Divine Company, facilitator . . March is a pivotal month bookended by two summits on equity, one I just attended on curation and one Im arranging a panel for on intersectional arts equity in a few weeks. . . When cultural spaces negotiated by organizations with city support are suddenly pushing conversations on equity it's most likely a cosmetic appeal (value systems and the root motivation often diametrically opposed between state-sanctioned and grassroots folks – people with institutional support always carry the kind of capital power that can quicken situations so their systemic impact greater.

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Featuring the work of this amazing panel of culture workers at Arts Equity Summit #AES19 … aaand facilitating a workshop to continue getting organized, worker artists! #whatsartequity#supportcommunitycuration Sat Mar 23. Thoughts below. More soon. In the mean time tag older posts with #supportcommunitycuration of favorite examples
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How not to get Chump-Changed: The Artist’s Role in Housing and Divestment Justice #right2remain #divestBoston
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Description
In this workshop, local culture workers will explore how artists might organize to support housing and divestment justice efforts in ways that fortify and celebrate the neighborhoods that support our resilient arts communities. Working artists are made complicit in gentrifying their own neighborhoods: in exchange for pithy arts funding our “public” works become cosmetic facelifts that hide devastating disparities. We believe that to be truly equitable, we must push this city to meet the needs of the communities battling displacement as a result of decades-long city-sanctioned development initiatives that drive up our cost of living. This workshop aims to explore how we might value our labor and stand together. In valuing each other and understanding the power we leverage, we hold our ground, slow down the predatory forces driving displacement, and redirect resources for more livable futures for ourselves and our neighbors.
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Brandie Blaze, panelist
Dey Hernández, AgitArte, panelist
McKersin, Lakaï Dance Theatre, panelist .
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Kimberly Barzola, facilitator
Pampi, Decolonize Our Museums, third eye fell + In Divine Company, facilitator .
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