Candidates from several key races are expected to discuss the role of public policy in the arts at a forum tonight.
The forum will be moderated by journalist and Futuro Media Group Founder Maria Hinojosa, and sponsored by various small cultural organizations. Service Employees International Union Local 1199 is hosting the event in their midtown auditorium.
Forum spokeswoman Silvia Alvarez says candidates expected to attend include mayoral hopefuls John Liu, Bill de Blasio — who was recently endorsed by SEIU 1199 — Adolfo Carrion Jr. and Erick Salgado; Manhattan borough president candidates Julie Menin, Gale Brewer and Robert Jackson; public advocate candidates Daniel Squadron and Letitia James; and comptroller candidate Scott Stringer.
The mayoral forum is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by half an hour for the borough president candidates, and the remaining candidates from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A short Q & A is scheduled to follow.
The event is free to attend, but RSVP is required.
SEIU 1199’s auditorium is located at 310 W. 43rd St.
For more mayoral forums and other events visit Gotham Gazette’s calendar.
– Maya Miller