Two weeks after the event in Washington, D.C., the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), in partnership with New York University's Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, hosted its own colloquy in New York City on the topic of race, arts funding, and the survival of community-based arts, called "The Art of Justice 2: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement."
CCCADI founder and former director of El Museo del Barrio Marta Moreno Vega underscored the importance of arts organizations of color, stating, "In a society that has narrow vision and sees whiteness as preferred, the institutions that reflect 'history' do not reflect our history." Vega pointed out that the very organizations the DeVos study recommends defunding are the same organizations whose genesis was necessitated by the centuries-long legacy of active divestment and exclusion of communities of color by mainstream arts institutions and funders.
Apr 25: The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI
) plans to honor Eugene Giscombe, the president and founder of Giscombe Realty, along with other esteemed community leaders at their 1st Annual Gala Fundraiser at the elegant Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem at 7 P.M.