AF3IRM New York/New Jersey
Media Contact: Barbra Ramos (212)726-2254
Issued on March 14, 2011
Art Show ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES Draws Enthusiastic Support From Organizations
NEW YORK— In the final days before the exhibit opening, AF3IRM acknowledges the tremendous work and support from several endorsers for ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES: Women’s Experience Under Globalization. Just as the show aims to bring together women from diverse backgrounds engaged in transnationalism, AF3IRM touts a diverse array of organizations behind the event including Friends We Love, a curated blog, web series, and production company aimed at showcasing inspirational art from New York and around the world; Make the Road New York, an organization that promotes economic justice and equality and engages in community and electoral organizing as well as youth programming and leadership development; SisterSong, a women of color reproductive justice collective; the New York State Youth Leadership Council, a youth led organization engaged in organizing and leadership development; the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, a non-profit that promotes the cultures of people of African descent through the arts; and Project Reach, a youth and adult run organization that focuses on youth empowerment which is providing the gallery space for the show. These along with other organizations (full list below) have been fully supportive of ARRIVALS/DEPARTURES.
The opening reception will be March 17, 2011, 7 pm, at the Project Reach 4th Floor Gallery, 39 Eldridge Street, New York City, NY 10002 and will feature an all-women line up of DJs playing all-women artists. DJ Lucha of Besos Not Bombs (Armenian/Latina) who brings her cross-cultural background to her music will be spinning Latin Afro-beat on a political tip, highlighting the intersection of politics and street culture. DJ Tara (Haitian), from Brooklyn who likes to engage her audience in a collage of sounds the reflects the eclectic vibes of modern New York life, will be spinning a Women's Hip Hop set. DJ Brklyn Storm (African American), also a Brooklyn native who DJs throughout New York City, will be spinning Reggae and Dancehall. The opening promises to be an inspiring and energy-packed, community event, celebrating women.
The show will be on view until March 31st, Monday to Friday, from 1 to 5pm. Viewing outside these hours can be arranged by calling Project Reach at 212-966-4227.
Full list of endorsers:
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Friends We Love
Make the Road NY
Mariposa Center for Change
Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen
National Alliance of Philippine Women Centres in Canada
New York State Youth Leadership Council
Rain and Thunder
AF3IRM: www.af3irm.org Media contact: Barbra Ramos (212) 726-2254
Curator Leilani Montes is a filmmaker-videographer-photographer while Curator Ninotchka Rosca (www.ninotchkarosca.blogspot.com) is a writer who works in a multiplicity of literary genres and in journalism. Ms. Montes will be setting up a video installation while some of Ms. Rosca’s works will be offered for sale.
Donations in cash and kind (wine, food, etc.) are welcome as are volunteers for the event. Please contact AF3IRM at 1-212-726-2254 for these and other inquiries. -- ###