Clarke Forum with Joanna Castro ’98 – West Harlem Development Corporation

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7 P.M., Joanna E. Castro spoke at Dickinson’s Clarke Forum. She was born in NYC to a Venezuelan dad and an Irish-American mom, grew-up fully bilingual in Caracas (Venezuela) and Washington, D.C. She has a B.A. in Spanish (Málaga Study Abroad Program) & international studies cum laude from Dickinson College.

From an internship at the Picasso Foundation in Málaga to heading an arts service organization in NYC, Joanna shared how she found her passion and life’s purpose. She explored how her personal and professional trajectory led her on a journey into community advocacy connecting the arts, community and economic development. Attendees took away the importance of the arts in community revitalization in a post-pandemic world.

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