Patricia Nicholson

Dancer, Improviser, Poet, Choreographer, Organizer


Artists For a Free World (AFFW) is a growing group of artists whose work speaks to the need to take action for our shared humanity, the need for justice for all peoples. Through partnering with like-minded Artists, we are building a movement for a just world through the arts.

AFFW organizes regular meetings to gather, network and discuss relevant issues, and demonstrations with AFFW Marching Band -As Artists we use our creativity to bring attention to essential human rights and
he importance of protecting our earth, our world.

Artists for a Free World is currently petitioning artists and arts organizations to pledge to make art and take actions that support a just world.

Past Actions

  • Jan. 20 at the Women’s March in NYC.
  • Feb. 1: No Ban No Wall: March for Muslims at Foley Square
  • Feb. 5: Meeting & Rehearsal at the Stone
  • Feb. 11: One Love Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
  • Feb. 18: Mourning the Presidency: A Mock Funeral at Washington Sq.
  • Feb. 20: Not My President’s Day Rally near Trump International Hotel
  • March 4: Rally to Protect Standing Rock from NYPL at 42 St to Trump tower
  • March 8: International Women's Day Be Bold For Change at Washington Sq. Park
  • March 19: Resist Voter Suppression Rally at Battery Park 
  • March 24: Public School Watch Dogs : protest planned cuts to public education
  • March 25: PEOPLE FOR A FREE PRESS at Bryant Park to the NYTimes building
  • March 28 : CITY OF REFUGE : at Trinity Church, with African Communities Together
  • April 3 : RALLY TO SAVE THE ARTS : on the steps of City Hall 
  • April 12 : Vigil For Yemen : at the Isaiah Wall across from the U.N.
  • April 15th : TAX MARCH in D.C. beginning at the Capitol Building
  • April 15th in NYC New York TAX MARCH : 41 Street and Sixth Ave. 
  • April 19th at NY Indivisible TownHall : at Riverbank State Park Cultural Center, 145 Street
  • April 29th Climate March in Washington D.C. |
  • May 1 May Day Demonstration Union Sq.
  • June 2 "For a Just Future" Arts for Art, AFFW organized rally in Wash Sq Park
  • July 15 "Trump Pence Must Go" : From Trump Towers to Times Square
  • August 4 "AFFW Rally for Universal Healthcare" in Washington Square Park w/ Speakers : Mark Hannay, Metro NY Health Care for All / Helen Krim, Women's March Alliance 
  • August 14 AFFW Marching Band at Trump Towers in Defense of Democracy & Humanity
  • August 17 AFFW rehearsal / meeting at Clemente
  • September 1 Washington Sq Pk rehearsing the music of Resistance
  • Sept. 5  DACA Demonstration at Trump Tower
  • September 15 Washington Sq Pk rehearsing the music of Resistance
  • September 18 : Grand Central to Times Sq. solidarity against Rascism w/ Rise & Resist 
  • September 29 : Washington Sq Pk rehearsing the music of Resistance
  • October 15  AFFW at the HONK Festival March in LES & perform at the DROM
  • November 4 : AFFW at Times Sq  The Trump Pence Regime must Go
  • Nov. 30th : AFFW at Columbus Circle: IMPEACH Protest, w/ Rise & Resist
  • December 2nd at 515 Malcolm X Blvd: Youth March against Police Brutality
  • January 20 AFFW at the WOMEN's MARCH
  • March 3 LIC Public Lands protest proposed luxory housing on public land
  • March 15 at Trump Hotel, Columbus Circle: IMPEACH Protest, w/ Rise & Resist
  • March 24 joins Marching for our Lives at 72 Street CPW
  • June 30 Foley square Push Back against A War on Immigrant Children & Families
  • June 30 WASH D.C. against A War on Immigrant Children & Families
  • July 18 Times Square Truth onfront Corruption Defend Democracy