Brooklyn Free Speech Stage: Politics As (Un)Usual

Date

Apr 21, 2017 • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Cost

FREE w/ RSVP

Location

BRIC House Stoop
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Photo by Alease Annan

Join us as Brooklyn Free Speech's producing community 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 1 (BRICartsmedia.org/1).

Politics As (Un)Usual is an dynamic examination of how political tactics that stem from abnormal human instincts – adapting coded language; character assassination; hyper-partisanism (gang mentality of the two party system) – have been normalized, how it’s affected the community and citizen’s trust in government. The event is a discussion with a panel of Brooklyn Free Speech community producers who have public affairs-centric programs. In addition, one audience member will be drawn to be a fifth panelist per each of the three segments. Special performances with be incorporated into the discussion, as will a unique approach to audience participation. The event will be taped live for Brooklyn Free Speech TV.

MODERATOR
Aaron Watkins - Co-host of BK Live

PANELISTS
Wilhelmina Simone – Black Girl Politics is a show for the younger generations' voice to be heard and to make a difference in our communities together. Simone is the founder and executive producer of the show.

Maurice Carver – Black Men Screaming: This show explores issues on an international, nation, and local level from a nontraditional perspective.  A perspective that incorporates the Black experience in America & across the diaspora.. 

Christina Hu – Blacklist: Her latest documentary project, Blacklist, focuses on political activism from abroad against the dictatorship in Taiwan in the 1970s and 1980s; many of these political activists were blacklisted and banned from going home. Hu is a documentary filmmaker who holds a masters degree in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelors of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs & German Language and Literature from University of Virginia.

Ronin Amano – Rent Wars News: An animated show about current events and how law is twisted to disadvantage New York City's urban minority communities in crisis. Amano was trained at the Temple of the Law Gods where he learned the advanced skills used in his decades long fight against racism in the legal profession here in New York City and elsewhere.

The show will feature original poetry from Sore Agbaje.


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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