Plenary Session: "The Role of the Artist in Times of Crisis"
Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3:50-4:50pm
Multi-Purpose Room (1st Floor)
Central Park East II School
433 East 100th Street, New York, NY 10029
The plenary session at the 2020 PMN Winter Convergence features a panel discussion on “The Role of the Artist in Times of Crisis”. Panelists will share their own perspectives on how they are using music in service of front-line peace and social justice movements. In a time when the government and media serve to divide and distract the population as a whole, these activists will share the strategies, challenges and successes they face as cultural workers seeking fundamental social change. The panel will serve an overall goal for the entire weekend-long PMN convergence: to bring diverse artists and activists together to celebrate our craft and to collaborate in using that craft in struggles for a more just, peaceful and ecologically sane world.
- Khaiim the RaPoet: International touring hip hop artist. (Moderator)
- Dilson Hernandez: Genre merging artist from the Bronx.
- Bob Law professional broadcaster on WBAI and founder of National Respect Yourself Youth Organization.
- Pauline Pisano: Coordinator, NYC Arts and Culture Committee of The Poor People’s Campaign.