Fourth Arts Block (FABnyc) is hosting a series of public dialogues titled, “Beyond Symbol: Culture & Reparations” with a focus on how reparations for Black communities can move forward at a local level and the role of arts and culture within the movement. Upcoming sessions include a discussion on “Reparations, Culture and Cities” on Wednesday, February 3 at 4pm and “Organizing Asheville” on Wednesday, March 17 at 4pm. Each session will include a panel of five co-hosts and a special guest. The series is free but registration is required here.
ReparationsNYC programming will include public dialogue, learning opportunities, and arts and culture projects that address
– the history of slavery and its legacies in NYC, including the extraordinary resilience of Black communities
– the history and demands of the U.S. reparations movement as led by Black communities
– how reparations have been enacted in other cities, states, and nations
– how material, cultural, and symbolic forms of reparation can be made by NYC
“We are inspired by all those who have led the reparations movement in our country over generations. Our intention is to listen, learn, and support their efforts.”