#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.

#BHeard Amplified 2.0, a new edition of our award-winning educational series, is presented in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. With generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, we're bringing our podcasting curriculum to Brooklyn's Arabic-speaking community in Bay Ridge. In the spring of 2021, we are partnering with Arab American Association NY and Yemeni American Merchants Association. to bring free online podcasting classes to the neighborhood. The course will be led by New York-based composer and creative director Karim Douaidy. 

#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