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Apogee-MoCADA Joint Benefit
May 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| 20-100
Join Apogee Journal and MoCADA for a joint benefit party and reading in MoCADA’s gallery! Mingle with staff, activists, artists and writers while supporting and celebrating both organizations’ missions to use the visual and literary arts to give voice, space and community to those whose identities are continually challenged, questioned, and dismissed in mainstream media and culture.
The celebration will feature readings by acclaimed writers Cathy Park Hong, Kiese Laymon, Mahogany Browne, and Saeed Jones, a cash bar, and light refreshments. We’ll also be celebrating the launch of Apogee’s 3rd Issue! Prizes for the evening include a signed poster by MoCADA artist Shantell Martin, a signed copy of Misty Copeland’s Life in Motion, a signed Wangechi Mutu art book, a Taschen book of Diego Rivera’s complete works, Two tickets (value $300) to the New York Writers’ Coalition Write-A-Thon (New York City’s most popular marathon writing event, to be held on November 1st 2014), and a manuscript workshop, query letter critique and dinner with notable New York City writers.
Purchase Tickets: http://www.stayclassy.org/brooklyn/events/apogee/mocada-joint-benefit/e33066
All proceeds go toward running both Apogee Journal and MoCADA.
Apogee Journal is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce an annual issue featuring fiction, creative nonfiction, editorial nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.
The word “apogee” denotes the point in an object’s orbit that is farthest from the center. Our mission combines literary aesthetic with political activism. We believe that by elevating underrepresented literary voices we can effect real change: change in readers’ attitudes, change in writers’ positions in literature, and broader change in society.
The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) is a platform for the creation and interpretation for Black arts, culture, and imagination.
In just 14 years, MoCADA has produced over 60 exhibitions and 500 public programs, expanding from the museum’s main gallery to the streets, parks, schools, and public housing of Brooklyn and beyond. Named one of the most dynamic and innovative arts organizations in Brooklyn, MoCADA challenges the boundaries of the traditional museum to increase public access to the arts. A community-based institution with a global vision, MoCADA is committed to supporting and promoting cutting-edge artists of the African Diaspora and encouraging dialogue around social and political issues facing the diaspora locally and globally.