By Brooklyn Reader

September 3, 2014, 10:41 am

 

Aja Monet Photo: Steven Schreiber

Aja Monet
Photo: Steven Schreiber

Check out the Brooklyn Museum’s variety of public programs– which include talks, late night events, performances, screenings and hands-on workshops– in September for adults, teens and kids.

The first event kicks off with the BEAT Festival, featuring local artists and performers. The artist showcase is followed a few days later by “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color,” a series of talks presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in partnership with the Correctional Association of New York.

Thursday, September 11, 7-9 p.m.
BEAT Festival Opening Night
Free with Museum admission
The opening night of the annual BEAT festival features artists and performers
performing throughout the Museum. Artists include Aja Monet, Bed-Stuy Veterans, Kyla Ernst-Alper & Maxx Passion, LEIMAY, Mashuq Deen, Two Sides Sounding, Chanel Kennebrew, Shirel Jones, Elisabet Torras Aguilera, Fixed Agency, and Sophia Schrank. For more information, visit www.beatbrooklyn.com.

Saturday, September 13, 2 p.m.
Discussion: “Attica: Then and Now”
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Free with Museum admission
Stories from incarcerated persons, their families, advocates, and journalists about the history of abuse and mistreatment at New York’s most infamous prison, and how it symbolizes an excessively punitive correctional system. Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project, will moderate a discussion among Rev. Stephen Phelps, former Interim Senior Minister at The Riverside Church; Professor Theresa Miller, Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion at SUNY Buffalo Law School; Brian Fischer, Former Director of the New York State Department of Correctional Services; and Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell, 69th District, Chair of the NYS Assembly Corrections Committee. Part of the series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color,” presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in partnership with the Correctional Association of New York.

Sunday, September 14, 2 p.m.
Discussion: “What’s Age Got to Do With It? Incarcerating Children and the Elderly”

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Free with Museum admission

Tanesha Ingram, Youth and Community Coordinator of CA’s Juvenile Justice Project, will moderate the afternoon’s conversation with participants including Mujahid Farid, Soros Fellow; spoken word artist Messiah; advocate Gloria Rubero; actor and rapper Saigon; and Gabrielle Horowitz-Prisco, Director of CA’s Juvenile Justice Project. Part of the series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color,” presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in partnership with the Correctional Association of New York.

Saturday, September 20, 2 p.m.
Discussion: “Unshackled: Women Speak Out on Mass Incarceration and Reproductive Justice”
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
Free with Museum admission
An afternoon of conversation and spoken word from formerly incarcerated women impacted by the intersection of mass incarceration and reproductive health issues. A collaboration with Toshi Reagon’s Word, Rock, and Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women’s Lives and the Correctional Association of New York’s Women in Prison Project. Part of the series “States of Denial: The Illegal Incarceration of Women, Children, and People of Color,” presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art in partnership with the Correctional Association of New York.

Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Workshop: “Power Shift: Becoming an Artist Entrepreneur”
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor
Tickets: $15 and include Museum Admission; free to Members

The first in a series of talks and professional development activities for artists and designers looking to brand, build, and grow their creative enterprises. The September session features Janice bond, a communications, programs, and business development strategist specializing in arts and culture. To purchase tickets, visit www.museumtix.com.


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