Community Action Day: I am Present, was a day to reflect, heal and create in support of our community. This day of action brought together artists and community member to use creativity to heal, express themselves and be present with each other. We had tables filled with art materials for artists and community members to work together.
On this Sunday we gathered, artists and community members, to use creativity for action. People were present as they created a collective and safe space to heal and express our feelings about the missing in our community as well as in other spaces in the world. This was a very open forum with no agenda other than to be together creating from our personal and community hearts.
This event took place as part of the Men of Clay Exhibition by Alberto Villalobos on Sunday, May 21st from 3 to 5 pm at The Point Campus for the Arts and the Environment located at 1391 Lafayette Ave. Bronx
A big thank you to Ana Rebeca Castillo and Erin Hylton for facilitating this event and for lending their voices for the video narration!
Thank you to Melanie Gonzalez for her amazing filmography and editing. You can find her work at http://www.melaniegee.com/
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Natalie N. Caro is an editor, writer, and professor. She graduated from Lehman College, Magna Cum Laude, with double major in English Literature and Philosophy. She earned a fellowship and an MFA from City College. In 2013, she was awarded the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Fellowship by the Bronx Council on the Arts for excellence in Poetry. She was nominated for The Pushcart Prize, one of the most honored literary projects in America, in 2015. Currently, she's a doctoral candidate in CIAS- Center for Inter-American Studies, Bielefeld, University, where she will.