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