Ayana M. Evans Presents C.R.E.A.M. Career Fair
Performance artist Ayana.M.
Performance artist Ayana.M. Evans presents the 2nd annual C.R.E.A.M. Career Fair, a non-traditional career fair with a hyperfocus on NYC’s arts and music companies that are committed to non-discriminatory hiring.
MoCADA is excited to join Ayana and the many participating organizations, who are centering those marginalized by race, class, sex, gender, sexuality, or the intersections of these identities. While this career fair is completely free and open to all, we collectively strive to create an environment where QTBIPOC (Queer & Trans, Black & Indigenous, People of Color), particularly those who have experienced prior incarceration and/or other systemic challenges, feel especially welcome. Plus enjoy free soul food and live DJ sets by @reallygottaexpressmyself and @shannon1dj,.
See you this Friday, October 13, and Saturday, October 14 at @weeksvilleheritagecenter. No suits allowed.
WHEN: Friday, October 13 – Saturday, October 14, 2023
WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn
Day 1, Friday, October 13
10:00 am – students arrive
10:15 am – Welcome Announcement from Ayana, Raymond and Erica
10:30 am – students mix with college reps and employer vendors as DJ plays. Optional resume help available.
11:30 am – workshops begin (two workshops will run at once) – one on one interview with Q & A about his journey to start his own business after prison with Antwoin “Chef Fresh” Gutierrez (His cupcakes will be available after lunch for your delight!) and the other a community safety workshop that explores safety through movements, intervention, and joy led by Recess Art.
12:30 pm – lunch
1 pm – Arts & Media panel discussion. Participants: Fury Young Co -Executive Director of DJC Records, Dia Beacon, Alessandro Facente – curator for Artists Alliance Inc (AAI), Franklin Furnace Director Harley Spiller, and Robert Galinsky who is an activist, performer, playwright, producer and acting coach to celebrities such as 50 cent.
2:15 pm Closing meditation and breathing circle lead by Glenn Quentin of Recess Arts
2:40 pm – Thank people for coming and announce that everyone can stay until 3:30. Vendors/employers will stay until 3:30pm.
2 :30 pm – more networking with vendors, students get their take-home cupcakes, possible one on one resume and career advice at one booth.
3:30 – EVENT ENDS
Day 2, Saturday, October 14
11:00 am Fair begins/Doors open and DJ starts, clay and print workshops go from 11am to 4 pm
11:15 am Welcome Announcement from Ayana, Raymond and Erica
11:30 am Panel #1 – Careers in Art
Jodi Waynberg of Director of Artists Alliance Inc(AAI), rep from Studio Museum in Harlem, DonChristian Jones founder of Public Assistants, and rep from MoCADA Museum in Brooklyn.
12:00 pm – Resume and LinkedIn workshop
12:30 pm – Food arrives
2:00 pm – Panel #2 – Fashion, Music and Media
Participating Panelists: BL Shirelle – Co Executive Director and Artist for DJC Records, Samia Grand-Pierre co-director of The Snobette – a fashion blog that notable editors and indie designers follow and are featured on. Grand-Pierre is also a national marketing Executive for Harley Davison, Taylor Michael, an arts and culture writer, who is currently part of a one year program with the New York Times, and Nadia Osuwu, author of the memoir Aftershock which was voted best book in 2021 by Vogue, Time, Esquire, the BBC, and Obama.
4/4:15 pm – SoulTrain Raffle and Awards ($50 prize) followed by closing remarks
5:30 pm – EVENT ENDS
Saturday, October 14
- Sexual and reproductive autonomy
- The impact of cultures of violence on mental health
- The relationship between bodily autonomy, the state, and the nation
- Gogo music and culture
- Love and freedom
- Grief and loss
- Self and community care
- Intergenerational tension and connection
- Humanity’s relationship to the non-human (ancestors and nature)
- Africana cosmologies, mythologies, and ritual
13 (Friday) 10:30 am - 14 (Saturday) 6:30 pm
Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue