Brooklyn Free Speech Stage: Keeping It Real with the Womyn of Public Access


Mar 24, 2017 • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM




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Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Photo by Alease Annan


Join us as community producers and exhibition artists take the stage for special live performances of their television shows. Live stream the Brooklyn Free Speech Stage on Brooklyn Free Speech, Channel 3.

Keeping It Real with the Womyn of Public Access will celebrate WOMEN IN MEDIA. We’ve got an extraordinary lineup of filmmakers, musicians, and comedians. Keeping It Real is a weekly Public Access show that airs on Brooklyn Free Speech. This long standing show will highlight the voices of women filmmakers, performers, artists, and television producers of Brooklyn’s Public Access channels. On this evening we will discuss what it means to be a woman in media and experience the works of these amazing women, who pick up a TV camera, knowing exactly how to use it.

Angela-Renee Coakley is a seasoned TV and events producer and hosts Nicole TV on Brooklyn Free Speech and B-Reel on BRIC TV.


Bernice “Boom Boom” Brook (MUSICIAN) is one of the most versatile drummers playing today, a BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival alum, and has performed and shared the stage with Tito Puente, Gregory Hines, Patti Labelle, and many Jazz and R&B greats.

Bajanalla (DANCER) is a high energy, high-impact dance/fitness diva and host of Bajaerobics which airs on Brooklyn Free Speech. The 2014 B Free Awards WOW! Factor winner’s fitness style rivals any Richard Simmons or Tae Bo routine you’ve ever seen.

URe:AD Press (United Republic of the African Diaspora), made up of artists Shani Peters and Sharita Towne, whose work, URe:AD TV, is part of the Public Access/Open Networks exhibition, will invite artists Ezra Wube, Catherine Feliz, and Pamela Council to join them for a "talk show" portion of their appearance, followed by two trivia segments and a Soultrain style dance off. Winners will receive URe:AD Press giveaways!

Christina HuBlacklist (Short Documentary)
Blacklist is Hu's second documentary film that follows Taiwan's journey toward democratization through the experiences of Taiwanese political activists who were blacklisted by the ruling party KMT.

Valarie Carey - TOTM! Tea Talk (Television Series)
Val Carey is the Executive Producer and Talk Show Host of the new and exciting show TOTM! Tea Talk that airs on Brooklyn Free Speech TV. Val became a certified BRIC Community Producer in December 2015.  TOTM! Tea Talk centers on menstrual wellness focusing on lifestyle, fitness, mindset and nutrition.  Val Carey is a Brooklyn born native, a retired NYPD Police Sergeant, and founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month! a menstrual wellness company. TOTM! Tea Talk is hosted by Val Carey, author and menstrual maven. Val delivers valuable period tips and advice for girls and women to have healthier, happier and less painful menstrual cycles.


Brooklyn Free Speech Stage takes place Fridays 6-10pm and Saturdays 12-4pm, on March 24, 25, April 21, 22, May 5, 6.

This program is taking place in conjunction with the Public Access/Open Networks exhibition, on view at BRIC House through May 7, 2017. 

Venue Information:

The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work. 

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