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November 2021

(SOLD OUT) Create Change Institute

November 18 @ 9:00 AM - November 19 @ 2:00 PM

This event is sold out. Thank you for your interest! To be added to the waitlist, please email [email protected] receive news of future programs, sign up for The LP newsletter. Create Change Institute is a virtual, 2-day intensive version of The Laundromat Project’s 6-month Create Change Fellowship Program. This workshop trains participants in meaningful collaboration with communities on shared creative projects while addressing social issues and using a racial justice lens. Create Change Institute (CCI) is for artists, activists, advocates,…

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Gather & Create

November 10 @ 6:30 PM

Gather & Create is The Laundromat Project’s annual community celebration of the Create Change Artists-in-Residence. Join us to experience virtual presentations of this year’s commissioned projects by the Dreamseed Collective, Rochelle Jamila Wilbun,  Ogemdi Ude, and Gabriel Torres. Throughout the year, each artist has shaped collaborative community-based projects around strategies for communal well-being and holistic healing practices—from a theatrical production exploring substance use and recovery, to postpartum movement workshops and roundtables on tarot. Learn more about these artists as they…

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September 2021

Abolitionist Storywork: Weaving Collective Narratives of Freedom

September 23 - September 24

⁠ Transforming narratives of punishment demands a reckoning with the past while keeping our feet planted in the direction of the future we want to create. Abolitionist Storyworkers use narrative strategies to reflect on our shared experiences of criminal punishment and state violence as a starting place for building a shared vision for a world free of systems of punishment.⁠ ⁠ In this two-day virtual convening curated by LP Radical Imagination Fellow Piper Anderson, learn, imagine, dream, and weave stories…

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August 2021

HueArts NYC Community Forum

August 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

>>> This event has passed. Click here to watch a recording. How can we ensure the continued growth and thrivability of POC-centered arts entities across NYC? Join us for a community forum to discuss the impact and needs of New York City’s POC-founded and focused arts entities. Hear from leaders in the field, and share your insights and experiences with other arts professionals and enthusiasts. Your collective knowledge will help provide a more accurate picture of POC-centered arts entities (nonprofit,…

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May 2021

Open Studio: Dreamseed Collective

May 12 @ 6:30 PM

>>> This event is free and open to the public. Register to attend here. Created by Artists-in-Residence Malanya Graham, Maliika Nia-Imani, and Blaise Sparda, The DreamSeed Oracle deck will offer guidance and affirmations to those who have limited access to these tools. The project was born out of the idea that generational healing is co-created within our own communities. Black and POC communities have deep ties to tarot but are rarely represented in their imagery. Inspired by their Black and…

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April 2021

Radical Mapping: Making Meaning in Our Communities

April 15 @ 6:00 PM - April 16 @ 6:00 PM

Liberation is a spatial practice. —Mario Gooden, Architect & Scholar Throughout history, maps have helped shape human endeavor and experience. Hardly neutral and deeply embedded in the faultlines of power, maps have been used to name and delineate lands, peoples, and states. They have been used to create, and to sever, relationships according to race, economics, language, and more––from Ptolemy’s Geography in 150 AD, to the 1491 map that led to colonization of the “New World” and theft of Indigenous…

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Open Studio: AfroPeach

April 7 @ 6:30 PM

>>> This event is free and open to the public. Register to attend here. Join Artists-in-Residence Ogemdi Ude and Rochelle Jamila Wilbun for a discussion around their project AfroPeach, a series of dance workshops for Black postpartum people in Brooklyn. The project uniquely blends movement healing practices and birth work to provide holistic care for Black people after pregnancy and birth. The workshop offerings will focus on healing from the physical, mental, and emotional effects of pregnancy and birth, creatively…

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March 2021

Open Studio: Haus of Dust

March 17 @ 6:30 PM

>>> This event is free and open to the public. Register to attend here. The LP and Haus of Dust invite you to participate in an immersive virtual experience on Latinx Queer communities dealing with substance use, followed by a conversation with Create Change Artist-in-Residence Gabriel G. Torres, producer Aaron Salazar, and marketing & development director Kristen Kelso. The conversation will be facilitated by Richard Morales, Manager of Community Partnerships at the LGBT Center. The 5-7 minute immersive virtual experience…

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November 2020

The Reality of a Future

November 17, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

>>> This program is free and open to the public. Register here. As we collectively shift into a post-election reality, we are calling together our LP community to connect and discuss the impacts of this historic moment. We seek to provide fertile space for discussion, inspiration, reflection, and action, and to highlight the ways art and culture can help us build the future we want to see. Join us November 17 at 6:30 pm (EST) for a two-part program. Hear…

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Artists-in-Residence Final Presentations

November 12, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Join us for The LP's 2020 Artists-in-Residence Final Presentations to learn more about the three community-based projects that were supported during this year’s Create Change program! Free and open to the public. Register to attend here. Throughout the year, each artist has shaped rigorous, collaborative, and dynamic place-based projects. From ballroom culture and housing justice, to mutual aid networks and Filipino heritage, artists Ariana Faye Allensworth, Jaclyn Reyes, Sydney Baloue, and Xenia Diente will discuss their project designs, ideas, and experimentations. The…

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