The Opportunity Agenda and Unbound Philanthropy will host a forum on Wednesday, April 14 exploring the power of arts, culture, and media activities in promoting the dignity and human rights of immigrants in the United States. Press interested in attending should RSVP to the contact information below.
The forum will feature conversations with: Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition; Alan Jenkins, Executive Director of The Opportunity Agenda; Eduardo Machado, Playwright & Artistic Director of INTAR Theatre; Mira Nair, Director of The Namesake and Monsoon Wedding; Martín Perna, Founder of Antibalas and Ocote Soul Sounds; Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice; and the art of Kip Fulbeck. The discussion will be moderated by Maria Hinojosa, Emmy Award-winning PBS anchor and the host of NPR’s Latino USA. A reception will follow, featuring DJ Martín Perna.
The forum comes on the heels of the historic March 21 rally in Washington, D.C. by pro-immigrant activists, and with comprehensive immigration reform currently on the national legislative agenda. The event will feature a conversation between artists and activists about the role of artists in society, particularly the ways in which creative work can serve to open up hearts and minds and break down prejudice. Panelists will be asked to reflect on how their personal immigration stories influence their own work, as advocates and as artists, and how immigration stories are being reflected in the arts in general. They also will share their views on the current state of the immigration policy debate.
For more information, please see http://creativechange.eventbrite.com
CONTACT: Chris Moore, Communications Associate, 212.334.5634, firstname.lastname@example.org