The Brooklyn Museum, an evolving cultural and intellectual hub in Brooklyn, will host the Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement this Sunday, July 10, from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This event is presented in collaboration with Artists of Color Bloc, B.A.N., MTOPP, and select artists from the exciting exhibition Agitprop!
In hopes of offering enlightening discourse on changes that are evident even to the untrained Brooklyn eye, the program will explore the effects of gentrification and displacement on New Yorkers, with a specific focus on communities of color. In addition to discussing these effects, the forum will also offer a unique look at the strategies community members have used to successfully preserve and protect the neighborhoods that they call home.
The Brooklyn Community Forum will begin with featured talks that introduce the crowd to the topics at hand, followed by small-group discussions with the speakers and knowledgeable organizations. For listeners who want more information on these topics, there will also be information tables and activities representing alternative grassroots voices.
Featured speakers include Tom Angotti (Hunter College), Alicia Boyd (Movement to Protect the People, MTOPP), Cathy Dang (CAAV Organizing Asian Communities), Havanna Fisher (artist), Catherine Green (Arts East New York), Imani Henry (Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network, B.A.N.), Rene Kathawala (Task Force for a Safe School), Rob Robinson (Take Back the Land), Elizabeth C. Yeampierre (UPROSE) and a variety of artists, activists, and community groups.
Apart from the usual offerings at The Brooklyn Museum, visitors can enjoy a ceremony by Calpulli Tlet Papalotzin, a musical performance by Monsters of Brooklyn, and a special session on community building for teens.
In keeping with the Brooklyn community effort mentality, visitors can enjoy this impressive collection of knowledge and expertise for free with Museum admission, which is a suggested donation. The forum will be held in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium and Beaux-Arts Court within the museum. For more information, please click here.
Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway.