Weeksville Heritage Center and Brooklyn Historical Society hosts, "Voices of Crown Heights", an event featuring deep listening and discussion about educational experiences in the community. In this listening session, participants will hear oral history selections centered on education, at all levels, collected by Weeksville Heritage Center. These oral history clips chronicle coming of age in Crown Heights from the 1950s to the present, highlighting experiences as students, teachers, and school staff, and the centrality of formal and informal education in the foundation of community. Guided by these clips, participants will explore, though intergenerational dialogue, the pressing issues that have shaped education and community life over time, including demographic change and gentrification, electoral politics, community activism, and more. All ages are welcome.
Voices of Crown Heights is made possible through the generous support of the New York Community Trust, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the Nissan Foundation, and Brooklyn Community Foundation in partnership with its Neighborhood Strength Initiative.