The Solution Center at Another Choice Youth and Family Outreach would like to invite you to HARLEM W.O.K.E., a one-day community enhancement conference. Through a one-day conference we seek to identify and explore community based solutions to offset poverty and community violence in Harlem. This community enhancement symposium will feature speakers, live performances, facilitated workshops, and visual art. Our primary goal is to reduce the communities reliance on politicians and lawmakers by centering community-fostered solutions.
Date, Time, Location
September 17, 2022
11 AM - 4 PM
1765 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10029
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Register for online attendance via Zoom
(Limited Engagement: participants will be muted, break-out session will not be streamed)
Festival 2022 at Stella Adler
This festival of performances and public events is a celebration of the multiple voices, programs and people that make up the weaving which is the Stella Adler Center for the Arts. It was inspired by an actual weaving that our recent Ritual4Return cohort made as part of their threshold crossing and which they gifted to Adler. It now hangs immediately opposite the Box Office. What a wonderful and fertile metaphor weaving is, pulling diverse strands into a unity. As the world divides, Adler utilizes Arts Justice to unite.
***EVENTS***Ritual 4 Return
Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 7:30pm
Space: The Betsy
The Summer 2022 Ritual 4 Return (R4R) cohort will perform and talk about their work, ritual, the weaving that they created alongside their theater piece and more. Please come and witness the redemptive properties of theater.
This performance is FREE and open to the public!
RSVP to Ritual4Return
Art Work by Pastor Isaac Scott
Running through the month of September
Space: Ellen Adler Gallery
Reception: Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 6pm (Tentative)
Pastor Isaac Scott, a member of R4R, a student at Columbia University and part of their Justice Lab, is also a painter. His work will be on display in the Ellen Adler Gallery. Join us for the opening to learn more about his work.
Reception Reservation details coming soon!
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Classics &: Classics and Prison Panel
The elitist and exclusionary history of Classics has been the object of many intellectual debates and public discussions lately. In places like the US, where many people still struggle to have access to education, a Classics education seems not only impossible, but even complicit in exacerbating social inequalities. Furthermore, Classics has often been weaponized as synonymous with social oppression and conservatism. In light of this, what happens when Classics are taught in less privileged contexts? What does it mean to teach Classics in carceral contexts today? Should we perceive it as a paternalistic move by the carceral state to “educate” and “prepare” returning citizens to social life, or can a Classics education still be relevant to the individual? On the other hand, how can marginalized individuals and incarcerated people contribute to the field and make it more inclusive?
This panel will discuss these and many more issues through the lens of pedagogy. It aims to bring together a more theoretical discussion about the carceral system in the US and some practical pedagogical strategies to make Classics more inclusive. It will also analyze what impact a Classics education can have in different areas of society and education, and how this diversity can be used to enrich the field.
RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE
Posted By Pastor Isaac Scott
In 2019 Rev. Pat Bumgardner invited me to host my first solo exhibition in the gallery space at Metropolitan Community Church of New York. If you follow my art then you know that my works are narrative-based and that my artwork explicitly targets racism and injustice. The closing exhibition was halted due to the pandemic and the artwork has remained in the church until now. There is one piece in particular that I felt may have been too explicit for the Church (go figure), but when the murder of George Floyd took place and all of the protesting became global, I knew that God wanted my artwork to be up displaying in a gallery where people would be forced to confront its visual realities, and not locked away in a storage unit. I believe Jesus said "No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light." No matter how imperfect I am, God continues to use me and my talents. Say what you want about whoever you want, God knows who belongs to Him.
PLEASE JOIN ME FOR THE EXHIBITION CLOSING RECEPTION OF RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE Visual Art and Live Poetry by (ME) Pastor Isaac Scott
THUR, SEPT 16 @7pm & Sun, sept 19 @1pm
@Metropolitan community church
446 W 36th St,
New York, NY 10018
WHAT DOES JUSTICE LOOK LIKE?
The first event is a discussion between representatives from the Justice Ambassador Youth Council (Elias Hernandez, Mia Fox, Emanuel Daudu, and Tyler Campbell) and Manhattan District Attorney candidate Lucy Lang to discuss future policies for preventing gun violence in amongst young people as well as alternatives to incarceration for justice-involved youth. This event will take place on Friday, June 4th at 4:00pm. It will be live streamed on The Confined Arts Facebook.
Justice Ambassadors Youth Council is a platform for 16 to 24 year olds who’ve been previously justice-involved and Youth residing in New York City, to participate in an eight week, structured classroom setting with city officials to hold conversations about challenging community issues, including poverty, trauma, racial inequality, and to co-develop policy proposals.
The Confined Arts Communication Team