An interesting note from the Inbox today: A new coalition of arts and activist organizations called “Where We Are Now” is in the beginning stages of organizing. According to its website, Where We Are Now,

“is a network of cultural, educational, and activist organizations and
individuals dedicated to developing coordinated strategies to raise people’s awareness of the multitude of art political activities in New York City. Our goal is to demonstrate how powerful critical voices still exist, ones that cry out for global justice, agency and participation. Using the pivotal moment of the 2008 presidential election, we share a sense that the times have changed and are ours to claim. Through activities as diverse as art exhibitions, street performances and action, to online activism and pedagogical conferences, we seek to gauge the status of the political in contemporary art, and consider how we may act as resources to one another and to other communities within and beyond New York City.”

The coalition’s second “big meeting” will take place next week, and is open to the public:

Wednesday, April 2, 6:30-8:30pm
Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson Street, cross street W. 3rd
In the assembly hall basement

Check out their website for more information.