Wednesday at 6:30PM (EST)
Free Admission; Suggested Donation
La MaMa LiveTalks Weekly conversations with artists, activists and thought leaders from around the country and around the world who join in discussions about art and life in time of crisis. Every Wednesday @ 6:30PM (EST)
This week features:
Sarah Mathews & Derek Smith (Bed-Stuy Strong)
Adela Wagner (Crown Heights Mutual Aid), Nadia Pinder (StuyDYED)
Moderated by Ryan Leach (La MaMa)
This discussion highlights how artists in New York City can get involved in their communities and help other New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic with information from leaders in Bed-Stuy Strong, Crown Heights Mutual Aid and more.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
IN THESE ORGANIZATIONS & RECEIVE ASSISTANCE:
Find out more about Bed-Stuy Strong at www.bedstuystrong.com!
Follow Bed-Stuy Strong on Instagram and Twitter: @bedstuystrong
Crown Heights Mutual Aid links:
Sign up to Volunteer: https://bit.ly/CHMAvolunteer
Follow them on Facebook https://bit.ly/CHMAFacebook
Ask for help via email CrownHeightsMutualAid@gmail.
com or call (917) 341-7675
Join the Crown Heights Mutual Aid Slack (for volunteer for rapid response): https://bit.ly/CHMAslack
Housing Resources include:
Find more information at NoRent.org
Also follow @housingjustice4all and @justfixnyc on social media
Follow @nadiapinder for more resources and information in New York City
(cover photo from: π= 3.14.. NOTHINg, or EVERYTHINg by Yoshiko Chuma)
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About the Artists
Sarah Thankam Mathews grew up between Oman, India, and Canada, immigrating to the United States at seventeen. She has worked in advocacy and organizing in various capacities, most recently founding the mutual aid network Bed-Stuy Strong. She was recently a Rona Jaffe Fellow in fiction at the Iowa Writer's Workshop and is a current Margins Fellow at The Asian American Writers Workshop. She has been published in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, Platypus Press, and Buzzfeed Reader, and has work forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2020, edited by Curtis Sittenfeld and Heidi Pitlor. A novel is at work on her.
Nadia Pinder is a comedian, teaching artist, small business owner and Brooklyn resident since 2013. Her previous work in housing, specifically in tenant advocacy with Met Council on Housing introduced her to the world of tenant associations and collective action. She is coordinating a rent strike in her building and her rent strike resource doc has been well circulated online and used in many buildings as a template for organizing efforts in response to covid-19.