San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
What goes into our daily performance of race? How do media, film, art, humor, and photography shape multicultural identity and how we are perceived? Events of the past year, such as the Trayvon Martin murder trial, and racist responses to a Cheerios commercial starring an interracial couple, illustrate that the U.S. is not post-racial. How do we talk about race and ethnicity together in multicultural community?
Join BHS in exploring these questions with socially-engaged artists:
- Michael David Murphy and Alyson West, creators of We are the 15% Tumblr,
- Natasha Logan and Chris Johnson of transmedia project, Question Bridge: Black Males,
-Anoushka Ratnarajah and Marcelitte Failla of Toasted Marshmallows,
- Jay Smooth, host of hip-hop video blog IllDoctrine and video producer at Colorlines.com.
There will be a dance performance by special guests – We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic.
This event is part of Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an oral history and public programming series that explores the history and experiences of mixed-race people and families in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Brewery beer and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, visit: www.cbbg.brooklynhistory.org
Photo by Willie Davis for Brooklyn Historical Society, 2012
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Brooklyn Historical Society
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.
Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.