EDWIDGE DANTICAT, 35
Novelist, producer, activist and author of The New York Times-sellers “Breath Eyes Memory” and “Dew Breaker”
THELMA GOLDEN, 38
Chief curator and deputy director, Exhibitions and Programs, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the nation’s premier museum for African-American art and culture.
TAI MURRAY, 22
Classical violinist, debuted with the Chicago Symphony at age 9 and made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center in 2002.
KARA WALKER, 35
Visual artist whose provocative silhouetted puppet theater of race relations has been exhibited from Harlem to S�o Paolo to Rom
FATIMA ROBINSON, 32
Choreographer and director whose innovative work has been in demand from R&B and pop royalty such as Mary J. Blige, OutKast and Michael Jackson.