Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement
July 24, 2016
@The Brooklyn Museum
Calendar page: BM Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement
You’re invited to an afternoon of performances, panel discussions, small-group conversations, and more, all exploring the effects of gentrification and displacement on New Yorkers, specifically communities of color. You’ll also hear about successful strategies led by people of color to protect and preserve their neighborhoods. Information tables provided by community groups will be set up throughout the afternoon.
Opening Ceremony | Performance by Calpulli Tlet Papalotzin
Panel: Effects of Gentrification and Displacement | Moderator: Rob Robinson, Take Back the Land
Havanna Fisher, artist, speaking on Dr. Mindy Fullilove’s Root Shock
Cathy Dang, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities
Imani Henry, Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (B.A.N.)
Catherine Green, ARTs East New York
Musical Performance | Monsters of Brooklyn
Panel: Successful Strategies and Stories on Rezoning and Development | Moderator: Tom Angotti, Director of the Hunter College Center for Community Planning & Development
Breakout Sessions | Small-group discussions and working groups facilitated by the panel speakers
Workshop: How Can Cultural Institutions Support Communities? | Facilitated by Antonio Serna, Artists of Color Bloc, and Todd Ayoung, Pratt Social Practice Group | Invited guest TBA
Closing Gathering | Performance by Monsters of Brooklyn
This program is organized and co-presented in collaboration with Artists of Color Bloc (AoC Bloc), Brooklyn Anti-Gentrificition Network (BAN), Movement to Protect The People (MTOPP), and select artists from the exhibition Agitprop!
Free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation.