Friday, April 11, 2008

DARE TO DREAM celebrate immigrant heritage month

The Dare to Dream Media and Arts Festival
April 16th, 18th, and 19th 2008

Part of NYC's high-octane creative energy derives from the constant influx of immigrants coming to the city to make it happen, to translate the American dream into reality (like myself, representing resident aliens with a plan:). Our friend, Bronx-bred Dominican activist Joel Mejia has brought together a diverse group of talents from all background and ages to celebrate the legacy of NYC's immigrant community.

His project, the 2008 Dare to Dream Media & Arts Festival is a celebration of the artistic talents of New York City's immigrants and youth. It also serves as the culmination of the media arts initiative the Dare to Dream Project, a 4-month program that used immigration as a basis to teach media and arts to Brooklyn-based youth.
Since January 2008, 5th grade students from Brooklyn’s P.S. 24 have utilized the role of immigrants in their community and the concept of cultural identity as inspiration for creative projects utilizing a variety of tools and techniques including photography, film/video and visual art.

April 16th, 2008
5:00pm-9:00pm Opening Reception/Exhibition Franklin H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute 408 W. 58th St. New York, NY 10019 (212) 307-7420 Music by DJ Laylo Cash bar and food available.
April 18th, 2008 3:30pm-6:30pm PS 24 427 38th Street BROOKLYN, NY 11232.
April 19th, 2008
12:00pm-5:00pm The Queens Museum of Art New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 (718) 592- 9700
For full event info, go to

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