July 15, 2017
2:00-4:30 p.m.  
Free / Museum admission is by suggested donation

Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows, Corona Park
Queens NY 11368 queensmuseum.org

Presented by Queens Museum

Curated by Brian Tate

WE ARE THE PEOPLE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR: A Festival of Visionary Ideas, Activism & Arts

Presented by ArtPlace America + Creative Capital + Fractured Atlas + United States Artists + Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute + The Tate Group

Shahana Hanif Writer/Founding Member, Muslim Writers Collective NYC

Paola Mendoza Filmmaker/Artistic Director, Women's March on Washington

Samora Pinderhughes Pianist/Composer

Betty Yu
Multimedia Artist/Cofounder, Chinatown Art Brigade

Lisa Cortes, Founder/President, Cortes Films






Given the pivotal role that cultural narratives play in deciding public policy and the fates of countless communities; the reversal of political momentum on immigration, mass incarceration, and criminal justice reform and other issues; and the continuing threats to public arts funding, what will be different for creators who work at the intersection of arts and social justice? Join us for a conversation with four brilliant thinkers.

WE ARE THE PEOPLE WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR is a three-day festival of public forums and performances that will gather an array of top artists, activists, and thinkers to explore what America’s new political climate means for arts and culture. On July 13, 14 and 15, 2017, at three leading New York City Cultural institutions, we will explore what a changing America means for arts funders, social justice arts organizations, and artist-activists in our communities.