Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement . Brooklyn Museum July 10, 2016

Anti-Gentrification and Displacement Forum Program Online

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

Antonio Serna is an artist working in New York with both a collective and studio based practice. He is currently working on ‘Documents of Resistance’ and ‘Collective Timelines’ two pedagogical projects that focus on the history of artists and workers of color. Additionally he is a member of Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies Working Group which organized “What Do We Do Now?” the first alternatives economies fair and resource guide for artists in NYC. Through these and other autonomous collectives he promotes self-organized cultural events, research, education, and artist-as-activist interventions. Antonio also maintains a productive studio practice as a place of experimentation, reflection, and as a balance to working collectively. He has recently developed artCommons, an art-sharing platform for studio artists. Originally from Texas, Antonio has participated and organized projects in New York, Texas, Las Vegas, Spain, Mexico, Berlin, and Romania. Antonio Serna holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from Parsons School of Art.