Art for Action Youth Summit - 92Y, New York

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Art for Action Youth Summit

Firelei Báez, Mahogany L. Browne, Lisa Lucas, Alex Sarian, Jose Ortiz, Jr., Phillip Youmans, Joey Alexander, Carlina Rivera, Ben Kallos, Epic Theatre Ensemble
Firelei Báez, Mahogany L. Browne

The central event of NYC’s first-ever Teen Arts Week, the Youth Summit will explore the theme Art for Action through performance and discussion, and help teens identify pathways to careers in the arts.

Designed by fellows in 92Y’s Teen Producers program, the event will feature three-time GRAMMY-nominated teen jazz pianist Joey Alexander; poet Mahogany L. Browne, internationally acclaimed visual artist Firelei Báez; and award-winning social justice theatre company Epic Theatre Ensemble.

The program will include a moderated conversation about advocacy for paid jobs in the arts for teens—and art as a vehicle for creating community. Panel participants include teen filmmaker Phillip Youmans, who just became the youngest-ever director to win top prize at the Tribeca Film Festival; National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas; and Lincoln Center Education Director Alex Sarian. The conversation will be moderated by Jose Ortiz, Jr., Executive Director of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition.

New York City Council Members Carlina Rivera and Ben Kallos will speak on the importance of arts education and workforce development in the creative industries.

The event is geared toward teens, but all are welcome. FREE with registration. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed!

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Mahogany L. Browne

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer and educator. Currently, the Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC, …

Firelei Báez

Dominican-born, New York-based artist Firelei Báez reconfigures visual references drawn from the past to explore new possibilities for the future …

Lisa Lucas

Lisa Lucas is the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation …

Alex Sarian

As Acting Executive Director of Lincoln Center Education, Alex Sarian is the fourth executive in Lincoln Center’s 60-year history to lead …

Jose Ortiz, Jr.

Jose (Joey) Ortiz, Jr. was appointed Executive Director of the New York City Employment and Training Coalition in February 2018 …

Phillip Youmans

A New Orleans-raised filmmaker, Phillip Youmans recently premiered his debut feature Burning Cane at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, …

Joey Alexander

Three-time Grammy nominee Joey Alexander was born June 25, 2003 on the island of Bali. Alexander originally learned about jazz from his father, …

Carlina Rivera

Carlina Rivera represents the 2nd Council District, which includes the diverse neighborhoods of the East Village, Flatiron, Gramercy Park, …

Ben Kallos

New York City Council Member Ben Kallos was praised by the New York Times for his “fresh ideas” and elected in 2013 to represent the Upper East Side, …

Epic Theatre Ensemble

Epic Theatre Ensemble is comprised of artists and activists dedicated to making bold theatrical work on professional stages and in public schools that inspires dialogue …

92Y’s Teen Producers

92Y’s Teen Producers are the driving force behind Teen Arts Week and the Art for Action Youth Summit …