Summit 2018

The Immigrant Arts Coalition will host its second annual summit featuring distinguished artists and presenters from the tapestry of arts and cultural organizations that enrich our country. Honoring diversity and empowerment through the arts, the program includes: panels, talks, workshops, performances, a keynote address, and art exhibit from immigrant artists, an outdoor concert at Robert F. Wagner Junior Park, and a VIP comedy special titled “United States of Comedy” at the Friars Club.

Tickets: Eventbrite

Sunday, August 5th, 2018,
4:30-5:30 PM

We Are All Immigrants
Outdoor World Music Concert


Monday, August 6th, 2018

Immigration Policies and Diversity in the Arts

We often focus on the economic contributions of immigrants, but often forget of the tremendous social and cultural impacts diverse communities have on American society. Immigrant communities bring traditional practices, customs, and knowledge that enriches and uplifts American culture. On the other hand, immigrant art’s focus has mostly been on the content and aesthetics of artistic works, and not in the economic and social impact. On this day we discuss immigration policies, diversity in the arts and the socio-cultural impact in America.


Tuesday, August 7th , 2018

Advocacy and Empowerment Through the Arts

Creative expression has been an empowerment tool for all communities, especially women. Immigrant arts create awareness- not only to keep each one of our cultures alive, but also to show support in many social issues. On this day we examine messages of advocacy and women’s empowerment inspired by artistic projects, and the intersection of social action through art-making. We focus on cultural organizing and sustainable development.


Wednesday August 8th, 2018

9:00- 11:00 AM Plenary

Moderator: Chris Massimine

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A special comedy event that puts the accent on comedy!

Featuring performances by an International cast of comics:

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Negin Farsad (India)


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Allan Fuks (Russia)


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Misha Han (China)


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Joanna Hausmann (Venezuela)


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Eman El-Husseni (Palestine)


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Gregory Korostishevsky (Russia)


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Maureen Langan (Ireland)


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Paddy McGuinness (Scotland)


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Dan Nainan (India)


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Wary Nichen (France)


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Peaches Rodriguez (Mexico)


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Ricki Maya Sofer (Israel)


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Gina Yashere (England)


Pre-show reception sponsored by Mr. Bing

Post-show reception provided by Sofia Wine Bar and Cafe


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