In her book A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit describes the extraordinary communities that come together in response to disaster and how these ephemeral moments in time can enable us to improvise more meaningful lives in a more egalitarian society.
What if these moments of solidarity and transformation were more than just short moments in time?
What does it look like when we embrace a future of creative possibility and reject a future paralyzed in fear?
People’s Potlucks, a series of artist-led conversations and meals about interdependence, took place across New York City this past summer, carrying on the legacy of Sekou Sundiata’s America Project.
The Arts & Democracy Project hosted a People’s Potluck in Brooklyn, facilitated by playwright and director Talvin Wilks. Drawing on several historical declarations, Talvin asked, “What are we are willing to declare, stand up for up for, and commit to over time?” Read the rest of this entry »