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Thursday, 19 October 2017 to Saturday, 21 October 2017
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Thursday, 19 October 2017 - 11:00am

We are organizing a major gathering of artists, filmmakers, writers, and performers alongside leaders, activists, and elected officials for two days of dynamic and thought-provoking programming. The Brooklyn Conference explores the intersections of art and social justice, shining a light on what unites and separates us as a nation, and in hopes of inspiring a more connected, civic, and empathetic world. Join us for some creative thinking about social change.

Taking place October 19 (evening kick-off) and October 20 and 21 (conference).

Kick off this two-day conference with artist Judy Chicago and the opening of the exhibition Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making. The evening features a conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and a reception.(10/19)

The first day of the conference includes a full day of programming and networking from 9 am - 6 pm, followed by a cocktail reception from 6 pm - 8 pm. (10/20)

The final day of the conference includes a full day of workshops and film screenings from 10 am - 5 pm, followed by an evening reception. (10/21)

Earlybird tickets are available until September 11 ($25–$115).   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brooklyn-conference-tickets-37201380330

Student and artist discounts ($25 - $85) are available by emailing tickets@brooklynmuseum.org. Limited number tickets available.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/brooklyn_conference_oct_19_2017

A Networking Boxed Lunch is availble for $19 dollars a day.

 

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718-638-5000
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Kick off this two-day conference with artist Judy Chicago and the opening of the exhibition Roots of "The Dinner Party": History in the Making. The evening features a conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and a reception.

(10/20) Speakers include:

Keynote: U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D ‒ New York)

Charles Blow, op-ed columnist, The New York Times

Tania Bruguera, artist

Bob Bland, co-founder, Women’s March on Washington

Murad Awawdeh, Director of Political Engagement, New York Immigration Coalition

Deborah Berke, architect; Dean, Yale School of Architecture

Rashida Bumbray, curator, choreographer

Amanda de Cadenet, photographer, producer; creator of The Conversation, on Lifetime

Katie Capiello, teacher, writer, director

Judy Chicago, artist

Sarah Sophie Flicker, performer, activist

Jodi Archambault Gillette, President Barack Obama’s special assistant for Native American affairs

Ebony Noelle Golden, founder, Betty’s Daughter Arts Collective

Sally Kohn, political commentator, CNN

Shaun Leonardo, artist

Paola Mendoza, filmmaker, activist

Carmen Papalia, artist

Adam Pendleton, artist

Claudia Rankine, writer

Laurie Jo Reynolds, artist

Linda Sarsour, co-founder, Women’s March on Washington

Alvin Starks, Open Society Foundation

Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress

Hank Willis Thomas, artist

Roberta Uno, theater director; founder, ArtChange US: Art in a Changing America

(10/21) Workshops and films include: 

Mirror/Echo/Tilt: Performance Workshop Led by Shaun Leonardo

Protest Poster Workshop: Hosted by Amplifier

The Women’s March Presents "The Resistance Revival" Workshop

Open Access: A Demonstration by Carmen Papalia

Staging Change: The Fusion of Theater Arts and Activism by Katie Cappiello

Teen Photography Workshop: Hosted by GirlGaze (free)

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Brooklyn Museum

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