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

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


FRI, JUN 14, 2019 | 10AM-1:30PM 




BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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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, Shaun Leonardo; 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 Public Advocate 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 | P.S. 284K The Gregory Jocko Jackson School of Sports, Art and Technology | Meyer Levin High School | M.S. 240 Andries Hudde | High School for Civil Rights| Junior High School 292K Margaret S. Douglas | P.S. 184K Newport | Brownsville Academy High School | Van Siclen Community 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

Speaker of New York City Council
Corey Johnson

Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Alicka Ampry-Samuels
Mark Treyger
Inez Barron


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.

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to 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 Nia I'man Smith at or 718.683.5986.