December 14, 2011
at Intermedia Arts

What do you bring to the table when it comes to your feelings about the state of America? On December 14, 2010, Intermedia Arts & Kaotic Good Productions presented a Community Potluck in the spirit of Sekou Sundiata’s vision for a 51st Dream State. The event was hosted by Robert Karimi, with special performances throughout the evening by: Tou Saiko Lee & Band, Leah Nelson, BoyTron, Mero Cocinero, Kathy Maxwell, and Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay; plus a screening of Finding the 51st (dream) State: Sekou Sundiata's America Project.

Potluck of Ideas is an artist-led community gathering supported by The America Project, a program of MAPP International Productions with funding from The Ford Foundation and The Nathan Cummings Foundation. Artist, educator and activist Sekou Sundiata (1948-2007) created The America Project in 2001 as a means to bring together creative process and public engagement in service to imagination, civic dialogue and critical citizenship. The America Project informed and culminated in his 2006 multimedia theatrical performance, the 51st dream state . Today, MAPP International Productions carries forward The America Project, by developing and supporting artist-driven initiatives that empower people from many walks of life to explore the intricate and powerful connection between their citizenship and their creative voices.