Background artwork: Daniel Lind Ramos, "VICTORIA EN COSTA SERENA" (2010) - Charcoal on canvas
WHAT IS ORI?
The Power of Expanded Awareness for Liberation
In the Spirit:
Culturally Empowered Arts Movements of Justice
The Activist Vision and Practice of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
Relationship Between Established and Emerging Cultural Arts Organizations
Impact of the International Orisha Yoruba Conference:
Nigeria 1981, Brazil 1983,
Women of Spirit II
Men of Spirit
Conversations on Contemporary Art in the Caribbean
Yoruba and Diaspora Principles, Ethics and Values
20 Years after Durban
Where are we now?
Biden Harris 100 Days:
Impact on Black and Brown Communities
Power of Cross-cultural Organizing | Part 2
Power of Cross-cultural Organizing | Part 1
Disrupt the Myth of White Supremacy! Framing a Narrative of Truth Telling
Stop the Mythology! Framing a Narrative of Truth Telling
The Truth Will Not be Silenced
When the Law is Not the Law
Structuring an Equitable Funding System
Unifying to Achieve Racial and Cultural Justice Initiatives
Thriving Beyond the Performative: A Community Plan for Small and Midsize Culturally Grounded Organizations
The Spirit, Principles and Power that Built Our Community Cultural Organizations: The Elders Speak
“Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.”
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 27, Section 1)
Our four-part series, CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE: RACE, ART, MYTH = JUSTICE focuses on critical issues affecting the lives and well-being of our communities and institutions. Marta Moreno Vega and a diverse group of thought and action influencers, designed conversations reflecting the nation’s racial, cultural, and innovative thought diversity.
As the inheritors of the liberatory movements engaged in the continued call for racial, economic, and social justice, now amplified by the MBLM, it is our commitment to continue engaging in the work to achieve racial, cultural, economic, and social justice for historically disenfranchised communities. It is imperative that we unite the racial and cultural spectrum of the nation’s movements that seek racial and social justice at all levels of our society to reach our objectives.
Independently and collectively we must ask ourselves – how are we defining our work, and more importantly, how is our work evolving at this moment?
These conversations explore the ways in which we continue to secure a future with global and national allies. They explore our past with our elder panel, our present with our panel on the new generation of activists and movements, and unifying our movements and power for action. They also explore new equitable funding frameworks and the legal pathway towards justice for all.
OUR OBJECTIVE IS ACTION
to affect positive change, eradicate the systemic injustices that continue to oppress and limit the possibilities of the majority of the nation’s Black, Afro Latin, Latinx, Native, Asian, LGBTTQ+/Two Spirit, People with Disabilities, and economically poor White communities is the objective. We are living in a critical moment in our history. The state of our organizations, the health and wellbeing of our communities, and the very fabric of our democracy is at stake. Join the conversation!
The MOMENT is NOW!
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