BRIC Stands With Our Black Community

A Letter From Our President:

In this moment of profound reckoning for our country, I'm stunned by having witnessed so brazenly the ongoing consequences of whiteness being weaponized against Black bodies. I grieve for the Black lives taken from us: George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others. I'm also pained by the toll COVID-19 has taken on our country, our city, our borough, and our neighbors. KEEP READING >>

#BHeard Amplified | Promo
#BHeard Amplified

#BHeard Amplified | Promo

#BHeardAmplified is an initiative which combines the power of media and community conversations to foster engagement in important civic issues.

BRIC is thrilled to announce #BHeard Amplified 2.0, a new edition of our award-winning educational series, presented in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. With the generous support of the National Endowment of the Arts, we're bringing our podcasting curriculum to Brooklyn's Arabic-speaking community in Bay Ridge. 

#BHeard Amplified, a program inspired by BRIC’s #BHeard Town Hall series, combines the power of media and community conversation to foster citizen engagement in important civic issues.

In its pilot year, the program partnered with Clara Muhammad School of Masjid Khalifah and the Brownsville Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON) to offer mobile filmmaking classes for Muslim youth in Bed-Stuy, as well as podcasting classes for adults in Brownsville. The videos on this page were made by teens during the mobile filmmaking course. 

#BHeard Amplified Podcasting Courses in Brownsville

#BHeard Amplified empowers Brownsville residents to tell their stories and expand their media literacy with our community podcasting curriculum, presented in partnership with Brownsville Neighborhood Opportunity Network (NeON). Producer Sriyanka Ray and media artist Nicole Solomon spent eight weeks in Brownsville teaching a small group of students how to develop a podcast. Hear #BHeard Amplified stories from our Brownsville community producers on the BRIC Radio podcast Brooklyn, USA


This program is supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art’s Building Bridges Program and the Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund. This Fund is generously supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and administered by Lincoln Center.

Photos by Allen M. Pierre