A dinner, a party, a call to action, a gathering. A survival guide for troubling times Casting the Vote: A Call To A Count examines our future and how we can count on one another in the struggle for democracy, justice, and a more perfect union.
Photo Credit: Casting the Vote courtesy of artists
ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS
featuring Impact Repertory Theater
Created in collaboration by:
director Charlotte Brathwaite
journalist and filmmaker June Cross
dramaturg Sunder Ganglani
writer Janani Balasubramanian
composer Justin Hicks
lighting designer Kent Barrett
Deelicious Sweets by Dee, established 2012, once known only for their decadent desserts, is now a Black Owned Full service catering company providing non traditional desserts and southern cuisine with a Caribbean flare. Executive Chef Dee is the owner and lead chef. For all Culinary Experiences you can follow us on instagram : Deelicioussweetsbydee.
ABOUT 400 YEARS OF INEQUITY AND PROTEST
A response to and reflection on the 400 years since the British founding of Jamestown through historical text, poetry, music and dance at La MaMa. All events are FREE, find out more about the festival on our website.
2019 will be the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans to be sold into bondage in North America: in 1619 at Jamestown. There is a call from a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to dismantling structural inequality and building strong, healthy communities to families, organizations, neighborhoods and cities to observe the anniversary by telling their stories of oppression and resistance. Inequality is a threat to our health and democracy. Nearly 400 years of division have created an apartheid society: we need a new social infrastructure to carry us through the challenges of climate change, decaying physical infrastructure, rapidly evolving jobs, underperforming schools, uneven access to health care and lack of affordable housing. Communities and organizations across the country are already observing the call, and addressing these inequalities in bold and impactful ways. Find out more on http://www.400yearsofinequality.org/