DREAM America
 Arts and Advocacy Conference
on Immigration

Saturday, April 21, 2018 12:30 pm-8:00 pm
Join Myers Park Baptist Church and
the Stan Greenspon Center at Queens University of Charlotte

11:00  Pre-conference Interfaith Service

  • Service led by UNC-Charlotte’s Symphony of Diversity, MeckMin and Charlotte Clergy Coalition for Justice

11:45   Registration/Check In Opens

  • Lunch on your Own (Young Dining Hall in Trexler or Coffee House at Queens University)
  • Bill Furman, Queens University Professor, and Queens students will create an immigration wall where participants can hang a photo copy of a picture of a relative that immigrated to America. If you care to contribute to this piece of public art, please bring either a photocopy of a relative who immigrated to America that is no larger that 4”x 6” or a photo of the place they came from. On the side with the photo, please write the name, country of origin, and the year your relative immigrated here.

1:00    Opening Keynote: “Why do people move?”

  • Presentation by the Possibility Project
  • Dr. Terza Lima-Neves, Johnson C. Smith University Professor of Political Science
  • Dr. Glenn Hutchinson, Professor at Florida International University & playwright

 

2:00   Session I

  • Slam Poetry & Rock Band with the Johnson C. Smith University’s Black Ink Monks and Queens University Sovereign Line Rock Band
  • Short Films for Long-term: the 100 Word Film Festival with Scott Galloway
  • Photography: Capturing Real Life through the Lens with the Light Factory
  • Performance as Activism with the Possibility Project

2:45   Break with Snacks

Dream America poster info

3:15   Session II

  • Slam Poetry & Rock Band with the Johnson C. Smith University’s Black Ink Monks and Queens University Sovereign Line Rock Band
  • Curatorial Activism: Mint Museum and the Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art
  • Short Films for Long-term: the 100 Word Film Festival with Scott Galloway
  • Theatre and Performance as Empowerment with the Youth Exchange Project

4:20   Staged Reading of “The Pot” by Glenn Hutchinson

5:45   Closing Keynote in Spanish and in English

  • Federico Rios, International and Integration Manager for the City of Charlotte

6:15   Multicultural Festival

  • Immigrant owned food trucks.
  • Concert with musicians who are first generation immigrants  If you know of an immigrant who is a musician and wants to share two songs at the concert, please submit an audio link of a sample of one of their song with some brief bio information about themselves (How long they’ve been a musician, how long they’ve been in American and their country of origin)  to David Krusch of East Coast Entertainment. dkrusch@eastcoastentertainment.com]
  • Community Mural with Queens Professor Mike Wirth
  • Tables for non-profit organizations working with immigrants

Dream America Sponsors

 

Friends: Harris Teeter, White Coffee Company

 

To Register Click Here


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