Celebrating Black History: Black TV Matters, Reclaiming the Narrative

Date

Feb 22, 2020 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location

Weeksville Heritage Center
158 Buffalo Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
United States
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Pictured (clockwise top l to r): Hadasah Cornell, Matthew Allen, James Woods, Melvin Isaac, and Gabrielle Smith.

As part of BRIC's Black History is American History Month programming, we are proud to partner with Weeksville Heritage Center to screen three pieces centered around social justice and activism:

  • Why Kaep Kneels by Hadasah Cornell
  • Artistic Reflections by Melvin Isaac
  • Objective Opinion by James Woods

Hosted by Matthew Allen and Jessica Mason, the three film selections have all aired or been produced through BRIC's Brooklyn Free Speech TV & Podcast Network. Special musical performance by Gabrielle Smith-Junor.

Venue Information:

BRIC is honored to partner with Weeksville in presenting the B Scene screening events from our Brooklyn Free Speech program. Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC), Brooklyn’s largest African-American cultural institution, is a multidimensional museum dedicated to preserving the history of the 19th century African American community of Weeksville, Brooklyn - one of America’s first free black communities. Weeksville advances its mission through history, preservation, visual and performing arts, ecology and the built environment.

GETTING TO WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER BY SUBWAY

A, C Train to Utica Avenue Walk four short blocks south on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street » Turn left onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue

C Train to Ralph Avenue Walk south on Ralph Avenue towards Atlantic Avenue » Turn right onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue

3, 4 Train to Crown Heights-Utica Avenue Walk seven blocks north on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street » Turn Right onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue

GETTING TO WEEKSVILLE HERITAGE CENTER BY BUS

B46 Local to Bergen Street Walk past the police station

B15 & B65 to Bergen Street and Buffalo Avenue Walk across Bergen Street at Buffalo Avenue

B47 to Bergen Street Walk down Bergen Street towards Buffalo Avenue »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street

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