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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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.