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.
RSVPs are now full for Who is Fort Greene? Walks, and Healing Justice Workshops with Harriet's Apothecary. If you're interested in joining the Harriet's Apothecary workshops, waitlists will begin one hour prior to each event at BRIC House. If you're interested in joining the Who is Fort Greene? Walks, contact NSmith@bricartsmedia.org with the date and time you would like to attend to join the waitlist.
BRIC strives to make our exhibitions and programs accessible to everyone. Large print programs will be available during this event. Read more about accessibility at BRIC here .
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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!
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.
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!
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.
Featuring Downtown Brooklyn walking tours with Kamau Ware, a panel discussion on the Dominican Republic-Haiti diasporic experience, a Border Shorts film series, a Saturday night dance party, and more.
Opening Night of the festival includes a conversation between activist and film director Paola Mendoza and writer and activist Darnell L. Moore, art installation from Erika Harrsch, and more.
Featuring New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and actress Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), along with The Phil Woodmore Singers, and including the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Choir, Trinity Community Church Singers, and Center of Creative Arts Singers. With the Voice of Hope Singers from Brooklyn and Queens under the direction of Marcelle Davies-Lashely.