The HARLEM Arts Alliance in collaboration with Manhattan Community Boards 9 and 10 presents an Arts Community & Community Board panel discussion on Wednesday October 6, 2010 from 5:30PM to 6:30PM at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. As part of event lineup for HARLEM ARTS ADVOCACY WEEK 2010, the keynote address will be given by Dr. Howard Dodson who has served as Chief of the prestigious branch of New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture since 1984. Noted for his professional devotion and expertise in developing world’s leading repository for materials and artifacts on the global black experience, Dr. Dodson will be stepping down from his post in 2011 after 25 years of service.The panel will be moderated by Michael Unthank, Executive Director, Harlem Arts Alliance. Panelists include John Reddick, Founder Harlem One Stop, Patricia Cruz, Executive Director, Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall, Vince Morgan, Vice President and Community Banking Officer,TD Bank, Regina Smith, Executive Director, Harlem Business Alliance and Voza Rivers, Executive Producer, New Heritage Theatre Group and Chairman Harlem Arts Alliance. Also in attendance will be David Weaver, Chair, Arts and Culture Committee, Community Board 10 and Linda Walton, Co-Chair, Arts & Culture Committee, Community Board 9.
Following will be The HARLEM ARTS ADVOCACY WEEK Closing Reception from 7PM to 8:30PM in the Langston Hughes Auditorium.
The HARLEM Arts Alliance is a non-profit arts service organization committed to nurturing the artistic growth and organizational development of artists and arts organizations in Harlem, New York State and the nation and is comprised of over 700 individual artists and arts organizations. For more information visit:www.harlemaa.org.