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 to help you get involved in local activism and initiatives; and much more! BRIC's 30th Annual Contemporary Art Student Exhibition, which includes two Anti-Gun Violence projects completed by students, will also be on view in the Gallery at BRIC House. 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
Robert E. Cornegy Jr.
Jumaane D. Williams
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.