Program Details
Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:00 pm
$8 general / $6 members and students / Free for Harlem Residents

Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:00 pm
Program Description

Kicking off MAD’s new series Vibrant Space, which examines environments of cultural production, Harlem’s Future brings together community leaders, historians, developers, and artists for a town hall-style examination of the impact of the arts and culture on Harlem’s past, present, and future.

No sooner did African-Americans began moving into the neighborhood in the early 20th century than Harlem became an early nexus point for the civil rights movement and African-American art and culture. In recent years, however, as the need for affordable housing for a middle-class work- force has increased, Harlem has been transformed into a “hotspot” for young working professionals, who increasingly are not black. This town hall will examine the effect of these newcomers on one of New York’s most legendary and culturally fertile neighborhoods.

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