I can’t believe it has been three months since I arrived at BRIC. I am so grateful for the heartfelt welcome to Brooklyn from you and the BRIC Board, and to be at this incredibly vibrant organization. As I’ve met with hundreds of community members, BRIC’s impact and legacy are clear.
BRIC is truly where Brooklyn comes together. It’s where arts and culture and people mash up. It’s where free expression and speech are celebrated— at a time when our independent voices are more important than ever. And it’s unlike any other place in the nation.
You know you're at BRIC when...
- GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning artist Common kicks off summer at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival, one of 25 free performances;
- Visual artist Mary Mattingly creatively transforms a massive military cargo truck, that is then ignited in the BRIC House Gallery as a stage by jazz musicians, vogue performers, and youth artists;
- Brooklyn’s best House Parties bring thousands of families and kids together across racial and socio-economic divides;
- Brooklyn Media Maker Weekend empowers hundreds of community members, who use BRIC’s tools and platforms to share their stories.
This is a transformative moment for BRIC. We are celebrating 40 years of impact and re-imagining our future, to ensure we continue to be as relevant and responsive as ever. And we cannot do it without you. This is our time. So let’s do this. Let’s champion arts and independent media. Let’s embrace creativity and free expression. Let’s define our future together.
Peace and Love,