THE ROOTS RUN DEEP: A Town Hall about Culture and Displacement

Brian Tate | April 19, 2023

How can the arts empower communities threatened by erasure? How do artists and culturemakers advance narratives and cultural activism that can disrupt displacement? What can leaders in this field teach us about leveraging arts and culture to strengthen cities and towns across the United States?

THE ROOTS RUN DEEP: A Town Hall about Culture and Displacement
Join us online on Wednesday, May 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET
FREE REGISTRATION

With Najmah Abraham, Djali Brown-Cepeda, Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Ronald Moten, and Betty Yu. Moderated by Brian Tate. Opening performance by Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache).

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Moderator
Brian Tate, Director of Community Partnerships, The WNET Group; President, Tate Strategy

Panelists
Najmah Abraham, Spoken Word Artist, Fashion Photographer, Educator, and Organizer; Founder, Najm Designs

Djali Brown-Cepeda, Afro-Indigenous Dominican Archivist and Filmmaker; Founder and Curator, Nuevayorkinos

Candice Hopkins (Carcross/Tagish First Nation), Executive Director & Chief Curator, Forge Project 

Ronald Moten, Co-Founder, Don’t Mute DC  

Betty Yu, Socially Engaged Multimedia Artist, Photographer, Filmmaker, Educator, and Activist; Co-Founder, Chinatown Art Brigade

Opening Performance
Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache), Soloist Musician, Composer, and Collaborator

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ABOUT THE SERIES

CLOSE TO HOME: Town Halls on Housing Equality (Wednesdays, April 26-May 24) is a five-part digital summit with frontline thinkers and doers from across New York City and around the country. Each week, we will gather with frontline thinkers and doers to examine the core topic through a specific lens: housing and economic justice, food sovereignty and security, homelessness and community, cultural displacement, and media narratives about housing.

Join us online on Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET, from April 26-May 24.

Presented by The WNET Group, home to THIRTEEN, America’s flagship PBS station.

Curated by Brian Tate.
Program management by Jasmine Wilson.

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