Dispatch Party

Friday, January 20, 2017 4:00pm - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 8:00pm

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Artists and cultural organizations have called for the #J20ArtStrike, a national day of collective action, civic programming or strike. The Cooper Union and Vera List Center for Art and Politics are offering a space to gather, make signs and share organizing efforts in Cooper’s 41 Cooper Square Gallery. Details as follows:

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Welcome remarks. There are materials for making signs, etc. for the marches on J20 and J21—you are welcome to bring your own. Food is generously provided by Court Street Grocers.

5:00pm 
Organizers and activists are invited to come and give three minute breakdowns of what they are working on and where these efforts stand at the moment. If you would like to sign up, you are welcome to add your name to the list on the day of.

6:00pm
Invitation to join the march from Foley Square.

*41 Cooper Gallery is an accessible, family-friendly space. Any questions please email: vlc@newschool.edu with the subject line "Dispatch Party."

Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.