The Culture Warriors: Mobilizing the Creative Community

This Thursday, Full Spectrum and Dance Theater Workshop will present The Culture Warriors, a free and timely panel discussion about mobilizing the arts community in the midst of the economic crisis. Full Spectrum co-founder Danny Simmons says, “There is no economic bail-out for cash strapped cultural institutions. As we teeter on the brink of ecological and economic devastation it is vitally important that the arts are available to brighten this gray landscape. The Culture Warriors on this panel will explore new and innovative techniques for empowering the creative community.”

THE CULTURE WARRIORS

A Panel Discussion with Six Stakeholders on the Front Lines of Fighting for the Arts

November 6, 2008, 6:30-9:30pm @ Dance Theater Workshop – FREE

Chelsea, NY – On November 6, 2008, from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Full Spectrum and Dance Theater Workshop will present THE CULTURE WARRIORS, a panel discussion with six stakeholders on the front lines of fighting for the arts. Panelists Patricia Cruz [Executive Director, Harlem Stage], Robert Elmes [Founder/Director, Galapagos Art Space], Arana J. Hankin, [Assistant Secretary for Cultural & Economic Development, Office of NYS Governor David A. Paterson], Ruby Lerner [Executive Director, Creative Capital], and Amy Sadao [Executive Director, Visual AIDS], together with Karen Brooks Hopkins [President, BAM], the panel’s moderator, will address the question, “Given the current economic crisis, how do we mobilize the creative community to action?”

This free event will begin with a screening of The Port Huron Project, a series of reenactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the 1960s and ’70s, by director Mark Tribe.

Schedule of Events
6:30 film screening of The Port Huron Project
7:00 panel discussion
8:00 audience Q&A
9:00 mingle

Dance Theater Workshop
219 W. 19th St
Between 7th & 8th Avenues, in Chelsea
New York, NY – 212.691.6500
1 train to 18th Street, or 2/3, F, L and A/C/E to 14th Street

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