Community

Opportunities 

JULY 2017

TO APPLY:
Please submit a CV, a link to your website, a short bio (200 words or less), an artist headshot, and a work sample with up to five images of what you consider to be your strongest visual work. Send materials via email to theearthwarrior@gmail.com with the subject line: DIASPORA ART SUBMISSION
All applications are due by Friday, July 28th, 2017.
For more information on Art Connects New York:www.artconnectsnewyork.org For more information on Diaspora Community Services: www.diasporacs.org


JUNE 2017

 

MAY 2017

 

OPEN CALL | WOMEN WARRIORS OF THE AFRO-LATINA DIASPORA, VOLUME II

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is now accepting submissions for Volume II of "Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora." We invite Afro-Latina writers of the Diaspora to submit essays and poetry to this upcoming work. Submissions should explore the intersectionality that being Afro-Latina has on our lives and the multilayered impact that racism has on the lives of Afro-Latinas in the following areas: immigration, arts & culture, economy, environment/climate justice, health, politics, racism, digital culture, parenting, sexuality, gender, and education. All essays should consider the political and social climate of our time and how these factors impact the daily lives of Afro-Latinas across the Spanish Speaking African Diaspora. 

If you are interested in other topic areas, please submit a 1-page topic proposal to info@cccadi.org.

ANTONIA PANTOJA FILM 

THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street
New York, NY 10035

Antonia Pantoja: ¡Presente!” is the compelling story of a visionary Puerto Rican leader who fought for educational civil rights and Bilingual Education, founded Aspira, the Puerto Rican/Latino youth leadership organization that inspired multiple generations of young people across the country and Puerto Rico. Join us for a screening of this powerful film.

Produced and Directed by: Lillian Jimenez

Suggestion Donation is $5.00

APRIL 2017

MARCH 2017

FEBRUARY 2017

Description: Join us all throughout the month of November for CCCADI’s exclusive Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Walking Tours. Part III of Home, Memory, and Future - The ‘virtual’ exhibition, Mi Querido Barrio (My Beloved Community), mounted outdoors and in ‘cyberspace’ using augmented reality technology, will feature the place-making site-specific landmark locations by artists focusing on the creative process of community building important within the social history of El Barrio. On this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to engage with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, learn about the history of El Barrio, and witness the incredible digital artworks of our Home, Memory, and Future artists. Mi Querido Barrio features the work of artists, Yasmin Hernandez, Adrian "Viajero" Roman, Tamiko Thiel, Alejandro Epifanio, Oliver Rios, Andrew Padilla, Edwin Pagan, Bianca DeJesus, Mariona Lloreta, Kearra Amaya Gopee, and Michael Cordero. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mi-querido-barrio-november-walking-tour-series-tickets-28945176803

Description:

Join us all throughout the month of November for CCCADI’s exclusive Mi Querido Barrio Augmented Reality Walking Tours. Part III of Home, Memory, and Future - The ‘virtual’ exhibition, Mi Querido Barrio (My Beloved Community), mounted outdoors and in ‘cyberspace’ using augmented reality technology, will feature the place-making site-specific landmark locations by artists focusing on the creative process of community building important within the social history of El Barrio. On this walking tour, you will have the opportunity to engage with Augmented Reality (AR) technology, learn about the history of El Barrio, and witness the incredible digital artworks of our Home, Memory, and Future artists.

Mi Querido Barrio features the work of artists, Yasmin Hernandez, Adrian "Viajero" Roman, Tamiko Thiel, Alejandro Epifanio, Oliver Rios, Andrew Padilla, Edwin Pagan, Bianca DeJesus, Mariona Lloreta, Kearra Amaya Gopee, and Michael Cordero.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mi-querido-barrio-november-walking-tour-series-tickets-28945176803

NOVEMBER 2016

El Barrio! A Call to Action | Rezoning & Affordable Housing for Who? Presented by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Community Voices Unheard, and Positive Workforce. This collaborative workshop is centered on building power among low-income people of color around topics of affordable housing, welfare, and jobs. Daisy Gonzalez, an Organizer at Community Voices Heard, will facilitate the workshop. The goal of this workshop is to build power with people not power over people. This event is a part of our Grand Opening year theme of HOME in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing. When: November 2, 2016 Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm Where: Postive Workforce | 109 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035 Admission: FREE with RSVP RSVP HERE: http://ow.ly/QXyZ305uFmu

El Barrio! A Call to Action | Rezoning & Affordable Housing for Who?
Presented by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Community Voices Unheard, and Positive Workforce.

This collaborative workshop is centered on building power among low-income people of color around topics of affordable housing, welfare, and jobs. Daisy Gonzalez, an Organizer at Community Voices Heard, will facilitate the workshop. The goal of this workshop is to build power with people not power over people.

This event is a part of our Grand Opening year theme of HOME in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing.

When: November 2, 2016
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Postive Workforce | 109 E 125th St, New York, NY 10035
Admission: FREE with RSVP
RSVP HERE: http://ow.ly/QXyZ305uFmu



OCTOBER 2016

CARIBBEAN CULTURAL CENTER AFRICAN DIASPORA INSTITUTE'S NEW HOME

CCCADI will move to its permanent home in a landmark firehouse in East Harlem's 125th Street this Fall. At a time that the 125th corridor, much as many other areas before it, weathers rapid gentrification, our move gives us a space to stand strong for the African Diaspora that has made East Harlem the vibrant and unique area it is today. CCCADI’s firehouse is your firehouse, you home to preserve, protect, and celebrate global afro-descendent culture in NYC and beyond.   

The move has been a journey of grit and love. After raising $9 million with city and state support, on September 16, 2014, we broke ground on the highly anticipated historic Firehouse on 125th in East Harlem/El Barrio. From our new headquarters, we will continue celebrating the beautiful traditions of the people of the African Diaspora with a full program of events, education and international exchanges that reflect you and your community.

These are exciting times for CCCADI, as this milestone marks the beginning of a new chapter in our 40-year history, and we look forward to sharing it with  you.

BECOME A LANDMARK MEMBER!
BECOME A CCCADI VOLUNTEER!

 
Jane and David Walentas Fountain in front of the Brooklyn Museum

Jane and David Walentas Fountain in front of the Brooklyn Museum

CALLING ALL CROWN HEIGHTS, BED-STUY, EAST NY, AND FLATBUSH RESIDENTS, NON-PROFITS, AND LOCAL LEADERS 

As many of you know, I joined the Brooklyn Museum this summer at the institution's first ever Community Organizer. The museum is taking a big step in strengthening its commitment to community. I am charged with supporting and building relationships with community leaders in Brooklyn, learning about key community needs, assets, and issues and imagining potential alliances and partnerships across the museum. None of this work can happen without YOU. I hope that together we can 1) build on the trust and love Brooklyn has for the museum and 2) imagine impactful ways for the museum to advance its care for healthy, thriving communities.

So, if you're in the neighborhood and interested in possible synergies and partnerships with the Brooklyn Museum, drop me a line at: suhaly.carolina@brooklynmuseum.org
(or if you know someone, please direct them to me) Looking forward to connecting!