LEVELING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR YOUNG BLACK AND BROWN ARTISTS IN NYC
Discussing Arts Education in NYC with New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Moderated by Zareta Ricks with Michael Wiggins, Tammi Cubilette, and Odley Jean
Please join us for an important discussion with Zareta Ricks (Executive Director, Opening Act) and Jumaane D. Williams (New York City Public Advocate) for strategizing ways to protect and expand equitable arts education for students of color during this most critical time.
We will be joined by Michael Wiggins (Director of Engagement & Education, at Little Island), Tammi Cubliette (Opening Act Teaching Artist), and Odley Jean (former Opening Act student and star of the upcoming Netflix original series, Grand Army) for a first-hand perspective on why access to the arts is essential to building supportive communities, developing strong identities, and connecting youth to life-changing opportunities.