Olympia Kazi, founding member of the NYC Artist Coalition, joins us with updates on the fight to save New York City’s grassroots arts and cultural venues. We discuss the racial justice implications of repealing NYC’s Cabaret Law, why the NYPD keeps raiding local bars, and how even ‘real estate bros’ suffer when DIY spaces can no longer afford skyrocketing rents.
Plus: AAD member Vanessa introduces the DSA NYCHA Solidarity Working Group, and stay tuned for info on upcoming actions with the Amazon Labor Union, Jing Fong Workers, the Ain’t I A Woman?! Campaign, and more.
About NYCAC: NYC Artist Coalition is a coalition of artists, creative organizations, community leaders, activists, policymakers, and specialists providing mutual support and advocating for informal and affordable community spaces in NYC.