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Building a Movement: Replicate your project in other cities
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Part of the Spring 2012 Brainstorm! panel series
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
Museum of Chinese in America
215 Centre Street (between Howard and Grand Sts)
Subways: N Q R J Z 6 to Canal St
$10 General Admission, Free for Alliance+ and MoCA members
How and why did Occupy Wall Street local chapters proliferate so quickly? Join us for a lively discussion exploring models of community building that have grown, spread and become movements. We will investigate new ways for community-based organizations to think about their impact.
Wendy Brawer, Green Map (local maps promoting sustainability, now engaging people of all backgrounds in over 800 cities in 64 countries)
Casey Kelbaugh, Slideluck Potshow (slideshow & potluck gatherings, now operating in 40 cities around the world)
David Koren, FIGMENT Festival (NYC-based participatory arts festival, which has now spread to three other cities in the U.S.)
Steven Rand, apexart (decentralized funding and support for dozens of arts exhibitions taking place in six countries.)
Wen-Jay Ying, Local Roots NYC (community-supported agriculture project or CSA, bringing foods grown in local farms to nearby communities. Currently over 100 CSAs in New York City alone.)
Conversation moderated by Nico Daswani, a4 Program Director.
Brainstorm! is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Metropolitan Life Foundation, Con Edison, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the CJ Huang Foundation.