BRIC OPEN Festival
BRIC OPEN: Justice
April 24 ‒ 27, 2019
The BRIC OPEN is an arts and ideas festival that converges around BRIC’s core values of creativity, inclusion, participation, and community. The festival aims to bring people together to radically imagine a more equitable, liberated future, through four days of art, music, film, performance, conversations, neighborhood walks, and shared experiences.
The third annual festival, BRIC OPEN: Justice, interrogates questions of justice and empathy and opens up spaces to find freedom in self-expression and witness others in their full humanity. These actions lay the ground for each of us to see our individual fates tied up with that of our communities, and to confront and correct injustices that deny others their complex wholeness.
BRIC strives to make our exhibitions and programs accessible to everyone. Read more about accessibility at BRIC here .
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The third annual BRIC OPEN kicks off with the premiere of Phillip Howze’s play Self Portraits, an opening reception for three exhibitions, and a community storytelling project from Future Historical Society.
Day two of the BRIC OPEN continues with additional performances of Phillip Howze’s play Self Portraits, storytelling with The Innocence Project, Macon Reed’s A Pressing Conference, a postcard writing session, and more!
On day three, practice radical self-care with Harriet’s Apothecary, catch Phillip Howze’s play, take a walk with artist/historian Kamau Ware around Fort Greene, and express yourself at an open mic with Mahogany L. Browne.
Closing day of the festival is an all-day affair featuring a hair party with Urban Bush Women, another healing workshop with Harriet’s Apothecary, a zine fair curated by New Latin Wave, art-making with Colectiva Cósmica, Protest Song Karaoke, more walks with Kamau Ware, and more!