With two weeks to go, the Brooklyn Museum has finally approved about 90% of our (PMAD) programming for the community forum. It’s been a long and very difficult process, a testament to the many diverging view points regarding the housing crisis of NYC. None the less, we stayed true to our commitment of maintaining a community focused forum to give voice to those communities, Black and Latino, which are the most affected by gentrification and displacement. Below is the complete schedule of activities for the day.
Some highlights include an introductory ceremonial dance by Calpulli Tlet Papalotzin, an Artists of Color Bloc affiliated group. Artists of Color Bloc are also doing a workshop from 3:30–4:30: How Can Cultural Institutions Support Communities? Facilitated by Antonio Serna and Todd Ayoung with invited speaker Aurora P. Robinson, Pratt faculty and member of Black Lives Matter Pratt. We will also have a table with information and statistics related to the job and housing situation of artists of color and materials from affiliated groups La Zenka, Redline Archive. Hope to see you there!
Full Program: Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement at Brooklyn Museum
RESCHEDULED: July 24th, 2016. 12:00–5:00pm
BK Museum calendar page: BM Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement