Event Type: 
Event Year: 
2018
Location: 
NYC
Room: 
1.93
Timeslot: 
Session 1: Saturday, June 2nd: 10:00 - 11:50am
Which sub-forum?: 
CREATIVITY FORUM
Abstract: 
Since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, we have seen the rise of authoritarian regimes, of populist parties, of growing inequality… These trends diminish social cohesion and undermine democratic governance. Our future depends on how we will address the unprecedented number of political, social, and economic challenges. It is necessary to revitalize democratic governance and preserve civil rights and fundamental liberties. Arts, Culture, Humanism play a vital role in contemporary societies, and can contribute to achieving this goal. The current panel aspires to present some visions on creative democracy: in what ways the current wave of authoritarianism can be transformed through the Arts, Culture, Health Visions and Humanism. In particular, the speakers will examine how poets use language as a way to stabilize their sense of self, reclaim language and resist homogenized meaninglessness; how to narrate from a path of unity in diversity and embrace integration; some cultural perspectives from migrants in the US, and today´s initiatives on creative attempts to promote social change and civic engagement.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Biography: 
Lea Diaz is a poet, artist and an academic. She has already published two books of poetry. Many of her poems have been collected in literary journals. She has also been a Scholar in prestigious Universities and Centers within Europe and the USA -EUI (Florence), ULB (Brussels), CRIE (Siena), MAX PLANCK (Heidelberg), LOYOLA U.(US), BERKELEY U.(US), NYU, COLUMBIA U. (US), etc. Lea has obtained her Accreditation and is currently involved in the study of alternative forms of democracy, activist democracy, campaigning.
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Biography: 
Educated in Ecuador, Spain, and the United States, she received an Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Complutense University in Madrid; a Master’s degrees in Literature and Art from St. John’s University. Adjunct Professor Spanish, St. John's University and Director de Bi/coa: Bicentenario Iberoamericano / Community of the Two Americas. She is an artist, her works are part of the following collections: 2017 MoMA Museum New York; Jose Luis Cueva Museum, Mexico; 2012 Royal House of Spain; Museo del Barro, Paraguay; 2008 MOLAA Museum of Latin American Art, California; 2007 The City Museum of Valencia. Spain. In 2012 was awarded the Royal and Distinguished Spanish Order of Carlos III, In 2006 she was represent Latin America in celebrating the 60th Anniversary of UNESCO in Valencia, Spain. She is also a member of the Junior Board of Queens Council of the Arts, the Art Students League and a member of the association ALDEEU, Spanish Professionals in America.
Full Name of Speaker: 
Biography: 
Ph.D., Columbia University. She is Director of the Graduate Program in Spanish. As Vice President for the Northeast, Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, she was awarded the Order of Don Quijote. She is the recipient of the “Civil Order of King Alfonso X el Sabio” from the King of Spain and of the “Order of Merit Gabriela Mistral” from the Chilean Government. Editor and founder of Entre Rascacielos. Her area of expertise: Contemporary Spanish and Latin American Literature, the art of the interview and creative writing. Dr. Gazarian is the author of countless articles and over 14 books. An authority on Gabriela Mistral, Elena Poniatowska, Carmen Conde, Ana María Matute and Camilo José Cela. She has been a member of the Administrative Committee of the Poet Laureate of the Borough of Queens since 1996. She is a member of the PEN American Center. Dr. Gazarian has been instrumental in establishing the Gabriela Mistral Scholarship /Beca Gabriela Mistral at St. John’s University, as part of the Graduate Program in Spanish.
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Biography: 
President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA). He currently works as the Professor of Psychiatry and Director at the Division of Psychiatric Epidemiology and International Center for Mental Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University. During his life he was awarded the Simón Bolivar Award of the American Psychiatric Association, Doctor Honoris Causal at Athens University (Greece), Cordoba University (Argentina), and University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania). He also received an Honorary Professorship at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University and the University of Belgrade. Mezzich is author/coauthor of over 200 scientific journal articles and book chapters and wrote more than 20 books and monographs and is the Editor/coeditor of Psychopathology, Basel, and Psiquiatría y Salud Integral, New York. He is also an editorial board member of 12 other psychiatric journals in the Americas and Europe.
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Biography: 
Linda Morales Caballero is a writer, journalist and professor. She graduated Cum Laude from Hunter College with a BA in Media Communications and Hispanic-American Literature. She also obtained her Master Degree in Hispanic-American Literature from the same institution. While at Hunter she contributed to the book: All Consuming Images by the Distinguished Professor, writer and historian: Stuart Ewen. She’s been a Professor for CUNY at La Guardia Community College, taught ESL for the Board of Education at Renaissance School and at the U.N. Her articles have appeared in Caretas magazine (Peru) Tribuna Hispana and Tribes.org (New York). Her poetry in Hibrido, Red Door, And Then… magazines (New York), the Canadian magazine: K1n, and the Spanish: La botica. Reunion, the University of Texas Dallas Review Magazine, published one of her enigmas (short stories). Most of her work in English has been translated by Professor Marko Miletich, PhD. She has also been a correspondent for the prestigious Peruvian daily newspaper, El Comercio. This year she has also been a collaborative editor for the 21 year old literary and academic New York based magazine: Hybrido. Her poetry has been published in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Some of her book tittles are: Desde el umbral, Circunferencia de la palabra, The Edge of Twilight, Miradas de Nueva York, Poemas vivos: el Hombre adivinado, Poemas tuyos; El libro de los enigmas and Encantamiento. Five of her short stories were merged into a play and performed in Madrid by Bramante Teatro company at Sanfest 2017, and her short stories have continued to be represented as monologues and micro theater in Madrid. Ms. Morales has been invited to readings at Book Fairs in New York, Buenos Aires, Brasilia and Guadalajara. She has co-anchored and co-produced a successful radio program in New York and as a freelance journalist has recorded numerous interviews for television and radio. She has also contributed her lyrics to several songs in a variety of genres in collaboration with the composer Lucho Neves. She is an ASCAP member.

POLITICS FORUM

Host: Green Party of New York State
Room:
Host: New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
Room: L.76
Host: Left Forum
Room: L2.85
Host: The Movement for a People's Party
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Revolutionary Workers Group
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.67
Host: Justice Strategies
Room: 1.75
Host: New York Doctors coalition
Room: 1.77
Host: Monthly Review
Room: L2.81
Room: L.76
Host: Black Agenda Report
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.121
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.125
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: World Beyond War
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.76
Room: 1.77
Room: 1.108
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: L2.81
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Host: Defending Rights & Dissent
Room: 1.125
Featured Speakers:
Host: Black Institute
Room: 1.127
Host: The North Star
Room: 1.65
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.66
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.67
Host: In These Times
Room: 1.71
Host: Organizing Upgrade
Room: 1.75
Host: Class Struggle Education Workers
Room: 1.77
Host: Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro chapter
Room: L2.81
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: Jacobin magazine
Room: L.76
Host: Solidarity
Room: L2.84
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.66
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.67
Room: 1.69
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.71
Room: 1.73
Host: Social Democrats USA
Room: 1.75
Host: National Human Rights Cities Alliance | US Human Rights Network
Room: 1.76
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.77
Host: Fearless Cities NYC
Room: 1.91
Host: Left Voice
Room: L2.81
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Host: Center for Election Science
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.65
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.67
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.71
Host: Jewish Currents
Room: 1.75
Featured Speakers:
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.76
Host: Science for the People
Room: 1.77
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.91
Host: One People's Project
Room: 1.92
Host: Great Transition Collective
Room: L.76
Room: L2.84
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.85
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.65
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.69
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.71
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.73
Host: Columbia University Teachers College
Room: 1.75
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialist Register
Room: L2.84
Room: 1.114
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.65
Room: 1.67
Host: Internationalist Group and Class Struggle Education League
Room: 1.69
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: 1.71
Host: Malcolm X Center for Self Determination
Room: 1.73
Host: Show Up America
Room: 1.76
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.77
Host: Social Democrats, USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.92

ENVIRONMENT FORUM

Host: Sustaining All Life
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Host: New York University
Room: 1.82
Room: 1.82
Host: Shut Down Indian Point Now
Room: 1.82
Host: Verso Books
Room: 1.82
Host: Green Party of New York State
Room: L2.82

CREATIVITY FORUM

Room: Black Box Theater
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.93
Room: 1.99
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.100
Host: WBAI Rising
Room: 1.90
Host: All Revolutionary Qs
Room: 1.91
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Room: 1.93
Host: TIKKUN Magazine
Room: 1.99
Host: Georgetown University
Room: 1.100
Host: Black Media Matters
Room: L2.85
Room: 1.90
Host: May First/People Link
Room: 1.92
Host: Society of the Third Millennium (S3K)
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Radical Poets Collective
Room: 1.101
Host: Marxist Education Project
Room: 1.99
Room: 1.100
Host: Hudson Valley Sally
Room: Black Box Theater
Room: 1.113
Featured Speakers:
Room: 1.100
Room: L.76
Host: Electronic Frontier Foundation
Room: 1.91
Host: Consortium for Independent Journalism, consortiumnews.com
Room: 1.99
Host: Left Forum
Room: 1.100

THEORY AND HISTORY FORUM

Host: Left Forum
Room: L.63
Host: LeftOut
Room: 1.124
Host: The Free Economic Society of Russia
Room: 1.129
Host: Zeitgeist NYC
Room: 1.73
Room: 1.124
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Host: New Politics
Room: 1.66
Room: 1.124
Host: Gabriel Peri Foundation
Room: 1.63
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.129
Host: Bottom Up Radio Show
Room: 1.63
Room: 1.124
Room: 1.129
Host: Struggle Newspaper
Room: 1.66
Host: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Room: 1.124
Host: Institute for the Radical Imagination
Room: 1.63
Host: Platypus Affiliated Society
Room: 1.66
Room: L2.81
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: The Institute for Critical Study of Society
Room: 1.124

ECONOMY FORUM

Host: Zone Books
Room: L2.81
Room: 1.114
Room: 1.115
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: CUNY Struggle
Room: 1.71
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: League for the Revolutionary Party
Room: 1.114
Host: Union for Radical Political Economics
Room: 1.115
Host: Fashion Reverie Publications, LLC
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: 1.127
Host: Powerline Films
Room: 1.92
Host: Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, UMKC
Room: L.76
Host: Democracy at work
Room: L2.84
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.114
Host: Zero Books
Room: 1.115
Host: The Workers' Economy, North American, Central American & Caribbean Region
Room: 1.117
Host: Solidarity
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Fed Group of Upper West Side
Room: 1.114
Host: Tax Wall Street Party
Room: 1.117
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.121
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Host: Science & Society
Room: 1.124
Host: Rise Up Filming, llc
Room: 1.127
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: L2.85
Host: Coalition for Social Justice
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Henry George School of Social Science (NYC)
Room: 1.123
Room: L2.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.115
Host: Tech Workers Coalition
Room: 1.119
Host: Georgist Economic Taskforce
Room: 1.123

INTERNATIONAL FORUM

Host: Black Alliance for Peace (BAP)
Room: L.76
Host: Jewish Voice for Peace, Westchester
Room: 1.101
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Host: New York State Nurses Association
Room: 1.107
Room: 1.69
Room: 1.101
Host: CovertAction Magazine
Room: 1.103
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Haiti Liberte
Room: 1.108
Host: Burma Task Force
Room: 1.103
Host: World Can't Wait
Room: 1.105
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.107
Host: Cuba Si Coalition
Room: 1.108
Host: Journal 'Alternatives'
Room: L2.82
Host: The Hampton Institute, a working-class think thank
Room: 1.105
Host: Task Force on the Americas
Room: 1.107
Host: Federal State Agency for Civic Education of Mecklenburg and Western Pomerania
Room: 1.108
Host: The Democracy Collaborative
Room: 1.91
Host: Chicago ALBA Solidarity
Room: 1.101
Room: 1.103
Host: Dr. Frank Romano, Peace & Freedom in the Holy Land
Room: 1.105
Room: 1.107
Host: Party of the European Left
Room: 1.108
Host: Middle East Peace Forum
Room: 1.109
Host: Code Pink
Room: 1.101
Host: Palestinian Youth Movement
Room: 1.105
Host: Socialist Action
Room: 1.107
Host: Ambazonian Prisoners of Conscience Support Network
Room: 1.108
Room: 1.109

RACE FORUM

Host: Trust for Affordable Housing
Room: 1.76
Host: Southern Anti-Racism Network
Room: 1.85
Host: The Policing and Social Justice Project at Brooklyn College
Room: 1.87
Host: Tuskegee University
Room: 1.89
Host: Resist the Deportation Machine Network
Room: 1.75
Host: Committe to End Racist Drug Wars
Room: 1.85
Host: Marxist-Humanist Initiative
Room: 1.89
Host: New Sanctuary Coalition
Room: L.63
Host: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung--New York Office
Room: 1.129
Room: 1.85
Host: Cooperation Jackson
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: International Marxist-Humanist Organization
Room: 1.87
Room: 1.89
Host: The Brotherwise Dispatch
Room: 1.85
Room: 1.89
Room: 1.85
Host: Left Voice
Room: 1.89
Host: Justice 4 the Wrongfully Incarcerated
Room: 1.85
Host: Pan-African Community Action (PACA)
Room: 1.89
Featured Speakers:

GENDER AND SEXUALITY FORUM

Host: Party of Communists USA
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Host: Democracy at work
Room: 1.83
Room: Black Box Theater
Featured Speakers:
Host: Situations Journal
Room: 1.81
Host: Devolution Productions
Room: 1.83
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Socialism and Democracy
Room: 1.81
Room: 1.83
Host: Critical Sociology
Room: 1.82
Room: 1.83