The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, an organization formed this past summer to help theatre folk fight for social and political change, is planning a post-election strategy session, titled The American Hangover, for December 4 in Altschul Auditorium at Columbia University in Manhattan. The event is expected to be live streamed.
Following an August 1, 2016, Broadway for Black Lives Matter event, in which the New York theatre community stood up and sang out for social change, the organizing artists are taking things a step further with the new Broadway Advocacy Coalition, which held fits first event November 6.
Adrienne Warren, Amber Iman, Cameron J. Ross, Britton Smith, Christian Dante White, and Jacquelyn Bell are leading the charge with Broadway Advocacy Coalition and have partnered with Columbia Law School to present the monthly series titled The Invitation, which “promote(s) civic education, community outreach, self-care and liberation, social equality in our neighborhoods and the importance of unity in the pursuit of immediate social change.”
That first event, held at Columbia—where the August Black Lives Matter event was presented to a standing-room-only crowd—focused on political participation.