March 30, 6pm
In a time of urgent widespread care needs, the pandemic has brought communities together to take care of each other’s basic needs and build structures of mutual aid. This is not without precedent, and like previous movements for access to healthcare and community resources, this crisis disproportionately affects communities of color and the economically vulnerable. Bringing together artists and community advocates, including Demita Frazier, Erin Genia, Nakia Hill, James Vamboi, and Cierra Michele Peters this discussion will focus amplifying these histories and collective structures of care and solidarity work in Boston so that we may better understand how to take care of each other and the part artists and culture workers can play. Moderated by Penn Loh, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Master of Public Policy Program and Community Practice at Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.
This discussion coincides with the launch of TUAG’s Collective Futures Fund, a new grant for artist-run platforms and experimental, public artist projects in the Greater Boston area.