Since the 1970s, groups of radical women have organized and built community for people of color throughout Brooklyn and New York City. Focusing on the principles, strategies and programmatic initiatives of POC, feminist collectives, this conversation will explore the movements they spark, the challenges of creating political actions and organizing, and the resources required to keep them going. Featuring the organizations: BUFU, Yellow Jackets Collective, and BRUJAS.
BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. We, the founders of this project, are a collective of queer, femme and non-binary, Black and East-Asian artists and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global conversation on the relationship between Black and Asian diasporas, with an emphasis on building solidarity, de-centering whiteness, and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and complicated histories. We attempt to achieve this through our collaborative programming, our visual archives, and through building long-term partnerships with collectives, organizations, and individuals.
Yellow Jackets Collective is an intersectional collective of queer, Yellow American femmes collaborating towards futures that actively envisions, produces, and protects movements that centralize POC/Queer/Femme/marginalized communities and decentralize white heteronormative/capitalist supremacy.
BRUJAS is an urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization that seeks to build radical political coalition through youth culture. We express community through skateboarding, art and political organizing.
Additional panelists to be announced.
BRIC’s Stoop Series welcomes you in for dynamic conversations that connect art, performance, media and other creative fields with big ideas that are important to Brooklynites. This season’s Stoop Series tackles the reclamation of culture, of healing, of voices, and of living. Join us on the Stoop—there’s something different every week!
Sponsored by Gotham Market at The Ashland
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.