Spring 2020

Past Events

June 12, 2020


A participatory livestream, hosted on Zoom


A generative space of listening and sharing amongst activists, artists and scholars for future impact. 

We at the Wallach Art Gallery express solidarity and care for you and yours in this critical moment of the colliding pandemics of COVID-19 and police violence. What can we do collectively at this time of great grief, pain, and anger about the pandemics raging in our midst? This question sparked the Wallach to organize Uptown People’s Assembly: Facing the Raging Pandemics, a 12 hour event starting Friday, June 12 at 10 am on Zoom.

Uptown People’s Assembly seeks to bring together activists, artists, and scholars to moderate a durational event of art, testimony, and conversation with a focus on our current compounding crises: the coronavirus and the civil unrest decrying the racist killings of Black people by police officers. Both community members and the general public are invited to speak and participate in this event.

Co-conveners and Moderators:

10 am – 10:30 am: Wallach Art Gallery
10:30 am – 11 am: Cathleen Campbell, filmmaker
11 am – 12 pm: Dianne Smith, artist
12 pm – 1 pm: Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University
1 pm – 2 pm: Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University
2 pm – 3 pm: Hunter East Harlem Gallery
3 pm – 4 pm: Columbia Community Wellness Center + Harlem Wellness Center
4 pm – 5 pm: Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
5 pm – 6 pm: Harlem School of the Arts
6 pm – 7 pm: Pastor Joshua Brown, New Level Worship Center
7 pm – 8 pm: Daniel Carlton, actor, poet, playwright, storyteller and teacher
8 pm – 9 pm: Black Siren Radio at The American Assembly and WKCR
9 pm – 10 pm: DJ April Hunt

*This event will be recorded*


Recordings of the zoom sessions comprising this event are available here.


Download an "Uptown People's Assembly" flyer