BRIC OPEN Festival
The BRIC OPEN is an annual arts and ideas festival borne out of BRIC’s core values of creativity, inclusion, and community, bringing people together to radically imagine a more equitable future through four days and nights of art, music, film, and performance; readings and conversations; and neighborhood tours and shared meals.
This year’s festival theme, Borders, reveals complex experiences of moving across geo-political and ideological borders, illuminates the way real and imagined borders intersect, and celebrates our capacity to create connection across boundaries. Read the bios of all of the artists and speakers here.
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.