BRIC Family /

Art A Catalyst for Change: Brooklyn Anti-Gun Violence Culminating Event


Jun 8, 2018 • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM




BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
Get Directions

Join us as Brooklyn youth share their art to combat gun violence as part of the ART A CATALYST FOR CHANGE initiative!

This event will include interactive art-making activities; live music, poetry, theater, and dance performances; community organizations on hand; and a keynote address by national social and criminal justice advocate, writer, and educator, Marlon Peterson; plus much more! Lunch and snacks will be provided, and there will be swag bag giveaways!


Art A Catalyst For Change is a city-wide program initiated by several NYC Council members and dozens of activists as a way to raise awareness and end gun violence, through art. “Art has the power to change the lives of our young people,” said Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, who, along with Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, spearheaded the initiative.

Participating schools include: Boys and Girls High School | P.S. 308 Clara Cardwell | P.S./I.S. 288 The Shirley Tanyhill | Liberation Diploma HS | Ebbets Field Middle School | The Gregory Jocko Jackson School of Sports, Art and Technology | Meyer Levin High School | M.S. 240 Andries Hudde | High School for Civil Rights | Academy for Young Writers | Brooklyn East Collegiate (K780) | Junior High School 292K Margaret S. Douglas | P.S. 184K Newport | Brownsville Academy High School

This program is part of New York State’s Gun Violence Awareness month, and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



Laurie A. Cumbo

Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Inez Barron
Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
Mark Treyger
Jumaane D. Williams



Venue Information:

BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough. 

Beginning Nov. 1, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming will no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit:

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. BRIC's main entrance, located on Rockwell Street, is fully accessible. In addition the main floor of BRIC House has an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at or (718) 683-5637.