Join Dance/NYC for the Immigrants. Dance. Arts Conference, a free, day-long series of convening presented in partnership with the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.
In a political climate that threatens the well-being of the more than three million immigrants in the New York City Area, the conference will gather leaders in dance and immigrant communities to consider the role of dance artistry in fostering the inclusion, integration, and human rights of local immigrants. This event builds on Dance/NYC research, and aims to deliver resources; instigate dialogue; foster peer learning and collective action; and encourage engagement, investment, program development to advance immigrant artists, and artistic activism.
The conference is a part of Dance/NYC’s Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Initiative. Please continue to visit Dance.NYC for initiative updates, and join the Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Network to receive information on immigrant dance activity in the New York City metropolitan area.
The Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College is an accessible venue. To create an equitable experience for disabled and nondisabled attendees, the conference will use the entrance at Kissena Boulevard. Please note the entrance at 149-53 Reeves Avenue is not accessible and is at the base of a long staircase. An accessible entrance is located on Kissena Boulevard in front of the Goldstein Theater (just before 64th Road). More information about entrances to the venue is available at kupferbergcenter.org/accessibilty
. All interior spaces and rooms are wheelchair accessible, via elevator. All restrooms are gender inclusive and wheelchair accessible. Rooms are lit by a combination of fluorescent lights and incandescent lights. Assistive Listening Devices are available for the Colden Auditorium. We will not be able to provide child care or health care for this event.
ASL interpretation will be provided. Braille programs will be provided.
If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact Hannah Joo prior to the event via email at [email protected]
or call 212.966.4452 (voice only).
Dance/NYC’s Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Initiative is made possible with founding and leadership support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. The initiative is also supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and the City of New York, Bill de Blasio, Mayor, and the New York City Council, Corey Johnson, Speaker, through the Department of Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner. Dance/NYC thanks the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the initiative task force for their partnership.