A roundtable discussion took place on Friday, October 21, 2011. It was hosted by NYU The Institute for Public Knowledge, located at 20 Cooper Square, New York. Guest panelists include John R. Killacky, Susan Cahan, A.B. Spellman and Sonia Basheva-Manjon was the moderator. Panelists discussed the present status of community based organizations that came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and the impact that funding cutbacks are having on these small to mid-sized diverse cultural arts organizations.
Sitting in the middle are panelist John R. Killacky, A.B. Spellman, and Susan Cahan.
Cynthia Lee, former program director at MoCA gives her perspective to her many colleagues around the room.
Diane Fruher of Amerinda, a Native American organization who was sitting next to Bill Aguado, former director of the Bronx Council on the Arts, is speaking.
Susan Cahan, former arts educator at the New Museum where her book on multicultural arts education was published.