Xavier Cortada, “The Coexistence Mural”, 48″ x 192″, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 2004.
Miami artist Xavier Cortada began work on this mural during the NCCJ Leadership Seminar: From Coexistence to Community on July 1, 2003 at Miami-Dade College in Miami, FL. He incorporated words from the panel discussion and audience response during the seminar, as well as messages from those who participated. The artist also incorporated messages received from art students during Artists Speak Out, a Community Leadership Seminar organized by the Greater Miami Chapter of the National Council on Community and Justice (NCCJ) on November 4, 2003 at Miami-Dade College. The workshops were part of the Coexistence Miami project.
THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR COMMUNITY AND JUSTICE
NCCJ COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
FROM COEXISTENCE MIAMI TO COMMUNITY
Young leaders speak out about the changes we must make for Greater Miami to become a more welcoming community. How do we keep our young people from leaving Miami?
Hear from graduates of Miami Fellows Initiative and others about what it will take to move further along the continuum from coexistence to true community.
See universally acclaimed artwork from the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem (titled COEXISTENCE), which the Miami Fellows will bring to create dialogue as part of Miami International Book Fair.
Watch artist Xavier Cortada at work composing a mural to capture the panel discussion and audience response.
Mari Carmen Martinez, Karen Mahar, George Knox, Eddie Padilla, Gepsie Metellus, Jorge Mursuli, Marlon Hill, Raul Valdes Fauli, Marva Wiley, Melissa Buckner
7:30 AM Tuesday, July 1, 2003
Miami Dade Community College
Wolfson Campus, 245 NE Fourth Street
Chapman Conference Center
Building 3, Room 3-210 (Second Floor)
WHY? Because you will want to hear from emerging leaders and be a part of the excitement coming to Miami
HOW MUCH? $10.00 for breakfast and stimulating conversation
The NCCJ Community Leadership Seminar project is underwritten by Greenberg Traurig, P.A. and is co-sponsored by Greater Miami NCCJ, Miami Dade Community College, Miami Fellows Initiative