celebrating the arts by people of color
© julien de bock
Dear Uptown Flavor,
I’m excited to share with you of note – a weekly e-publication celebrating the arts, culture, and history of our distinct, yet, intersecting diasporas. It is a space where art meets activism, empowerment, and social responsibility. For example, featured in this week’s issue are events in New York City celebrating the arts or commenting on some aspect of Cuban, Brazilian, Haitian, Indian, African-American, and Egyptian culture, among others.
If you’d like to subscribe (it’s absolutely FREE) email GraceAAli@hotmail.com.
Grace Aneiza Ali, Founder
For many of us, the arts are central and inspirational to our life, work, and activism. As people of color, we are making great strides in terms of our representation on the stage, yet we are not equally represented in the audience. Even when it is work celebrating our histories, experiences, and cultures – we are often scantily present in the theaters, auditoriums, galleries, etc. Out of that absence, of note was created. It is a publication whose mission is to inform the community about noteworthy events, with the larger goal of increasing our access to and participation in the arts celebrating people of color.