Community in the Face of Capitalism: Renewing Mutual Aid Traditions

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Imani Jacqueline BrownDirector of Programs, Antenna New Orleans

Imani Jacqueline Brown is a New Orleans native, activist, cultural organizer, and Director of Programs at Antenna, New Orleans. In 2014, Imani co-founded Blights Out (, a collective of citizens, artists, architects, and activists daring to design a new model for development that creates art and action to impact issues of blight, gentrification, and housing affordability. She is a member of Occupy Museums, an international artist/activist collective formed in 2011 during Occupy Wall Street to challenge and deconstruct the commodification of art and culture ( In 2014, Imani worked as Curatorial Associate and Manager of Publications for Prospect.3, New Orleans, under the Artistic Direction of Franklin Sirmans. That same year, her paper "Performing Bare Life: Occupying the Liminality between Civilizations" was named best in stream at the 5th Annual Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies in Havana, Cuba. She received her BA in Visual Arts and Anthropology from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2010. In her (currently non-existent) "free" time, Imani experiments with the ritual potential of film photography, transposing the principle of photographic soul capture to effect resistance to and transformation of hostile urban spaces.

10:00am to 12:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
5212 South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans
To be held in the Parson Clapp Large Classroom; Enter church via CELSJR or Soniat St.
GMCB Board Meeting 10:00am
Progressive Community Roundtable networking 10:30am
Keynote Presentation 11:00am
 ($3.00 suggested donation)
For more information, contact Brad Ott: (504) 269-4951 or
Held every second Saturday of each month, the Gillespie Memorial Community Breakfast has been a project of the First Unitarian Universalist Church Social Justice Committee since May 1983.

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