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About the event

This event will showcase the programming and organizing work that the Brooklyn performance space JACK has undertaken since February 2016, through their Reparations365 Series. We will hear from JACK's co-directors, DeeArah Wright and Alec Duffy, as well as members of The People's Think Tank, which formed as a working committee in the aftermath of the series, dedicated to choosing and implementing a concrete action step related to reparations. Invited CUNY professors and graduate students who specialize in solidarity economies will provide context and help move us from considering JACK as a case study into considerations of how to support ongoing efforts and create new initiatives in our own communities and organizations. Break-out groups will brainstorm strategies that institutions might implement in order to disrupt the economic disparity that contributes to the reinforcement of patterns of racial inequity through a reparative redistribution of resources.

Co-sponsred by JACK, People's Think Tank, and the Building Racial Equity and Expanding Community Engagement in NYC Dance and Performance Networks research group from the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.