Dream America: Immigration – Inaugural Arts and Advocacy Conference

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:30 pm-8:00 pm

Join Myers Park Baptist Church and

the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University of Charlotte

 11:00  Pre-conference Interfaith Service

  • Service led by UNC-Charlotte’s Symphony of Diversity, MeckMin and Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice

11:45   Registration/Check In Opens

  • Lunch on your Own (Young Dining Hall in Trexler or Coffee House at Queens University)
  • Queens students with Bill Furman, Queens University Professor of Design, are creating an “immigration wall” where participants can incorporate a photo of a relative who immigrated to America. If you care to contribute to this piece of public art, bring a photocopy of a relative who immigrated to America, or a photo of the country or flag they came from, no larger than 6”x 8”.

1:00    Opening Keynote: “Why do people move?”

  • Presentation by the Possibility Project
  • Dr. Terza Lima-Neves, Johnson C. Smith University Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Glenn Hutchinson, Professor at Florida International University & playwright

 2:00   Session I

  • Slam Poetry & Rock Band with the Johnson C. Smith University’s Black Ink Monks and Queens University Sovereign Line Rock Band
  • Short Films for Long-term: the 100 Word Film Festival with Scott Galloway
  • Photography: Capturing Real Life through the Lens with the Light Factory
  • Performance as Activism with the Possibility Project

2:45   Break with Snacks

3:15   Session II

  • Slam Poetry & Rock Band with the Johnson C. Smith University’s Black Ink Monks and Queens University Sovereign Line Rock Band
  • Curatorial Activism: Mint Museum and the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Short Films for Long-term: the 100 Word Film Festival with Scott Galloway
  • Theatre and Performance as Empowerment with the Youth Exchange Project

4:20   Staged Reading of “The Pot” by Glenn Hutchinson

5:45   Closing Keynote in Spanish and in English

  • Federico Rios, International and Integration Manager for the City of Charlotte

6:15   Multicultural Festival

  • Immigrant owned food trucks.
  • Concert with musicians who are first generation immigrants  If you know of an immigrant who is a musician and wants to share two songs at the concert, please submit an audio link of a sample of one of their song with some brief bio information about themselves (How long they’ve been a musician, how long they’ve been in American and their country of origin)  to David Krusch of East Coast Entertainment. dkrusch@eastcoastentertainment.com]
  • Community Mural with Queens Professor Mike Wirth
  • Tables for non-profit organizations working with immigrants

Presenting sponsors: Myers Park Baptist Church and the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice

Program Sponsors: Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art, East Coast Entertainment, and Johnson C. Smith University

Partnering Organizations:  Carolina Jews for Justice, Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice, Charlotte Latin Pride, Charlotte Women’s March, Charlotte Racial Justice Consortium (Johnson C. Smith University, 100Words Film Festival, Queens University of Charlotte, University of North Carolina – Charlotte), Levine Museum of the New South, the Light Factory, McColl Center for Arts + Innovation, MeckMin, UNC Center for the Study of the New South, Youth Exchange Project, YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Friends: Harris Teeter, White Coffee Company

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