RESPOND EVENTS

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17, 5 to 8pm
Special performance by Eisa Davis at 7:30pm 

Friday Night Film: January 23
6pm: Preview including 13 of videos that are part of the RESPOND exhibition
Faith E. Briggs, Michael Paul Britto, Crystal Z Campbell, William Cordova, Luba Drozd, Rico Gatson, Kyle Goen and NYC Solidarity with Palestine, Shane Gooding, Morgan Green, Emily Greenberg, Hostos Hands Up, HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, Tomashi Jackson

7pm: Feature film Born in Flames by Lizzie Borden (80 minutes)

Saturday, January 24 at 3pm
Performance Protest Workshop – We Can’t Breathe
Shamirrah Hardin workshop leader with Chazz Giovanni, Will Ferdinand, & Jamel Mims in collaboration with Stop Mass Incarceration Network

Performance: Saturday, January 31 at 7pm
Anthology: UK (Jack Tan), a performance by Clifford Owens
You must be aged 18 or over to attend this event.

Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk: February 5, 7:30 to 9pm
Featuring Don’t Shoot, a poetry reading curated by Samuel Jablon, including poets: Anomalous who, Steve Dalachinsky, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Patricia Spears Jones, Yuko Otomo, Peter Rugh, and Visual Poetics

Friday Night Film: February 6 
6pm: Preview including 18 of videos that are part of the RESPOND exhibition
Ayesha Jordan, Rhasaan Manning, Yo Meryl, Zakiya Owens, Kwan Taeck Park, Jessica Ann Peavy, Andrew Phan, Terrance Pitts, Ayla Rexroth, Roberto Rischmaui, Richard Seel, Sable Smith, Preach R. Sun, Mirland Terlonge, Simone Varano & Lucas Alvarado Farrar, Leila Weefur, Nicholas Weissman, Jeremy Levine, Newark Collegiate Academy 2nd Period Dance Class / Video by Kaila Works

7pm: Feature film STOP by Spencer Wolff
This screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Family Program: Saturday, February 7 at 12noon
Double Dutch Dreamz: Jumping For Justice
Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This presentation will be sign interpreted.

Public Discussion: Saturday, February 7 at 3pm
Non/Violence: The Dictionary of the Possible
Avi Alpert, Molly Dilworth and Sreshta Rit Premnath will lead a discussion on the history, meaning and purpose of nonviolent activism in the face of state oppression.

Poetry Reading: Sunday, February 8 at 3pm
RESPOND: Brooklyn Poets Rally curated by Jason Koo & Brooklyn Poets

Workshop: Saturday, February 14 at 3pm
Documents of Resistance III: Tough Love facilitated by Antonio Serna and Leina Bocar. This workshop will examine various protest letters written to cultural institutions by artists of color from 1960s to present.

Workshop: Sunday, February 15 at 2pm 
Survive This!?: An Interactive Theatre Art Making Session
Artist, activist & teaching artist/facilitator dumeha Vernice thompson leads a workshop to create Protest-Performance Art and build community through theatre by interfacing with the visual art on exhibit at RESPOND.
This event is for all age
s. 

Public Engagement Project: Sunday, February 15 at 2pm 
Power of the People, say Make a Miracle, Pump the Lyrical, Social Poetry by Leslie Lyons.
This event is for all ages. 

Workshop: Wednesday, February 18 at 7pm
Theatre of the Oppressed: Rehearsal for Revolution facilitated by Aliyah Hakim, Becca Lynch and Stevie Walker-Webb of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC

Screening and Discussion: Thursday, February 19 at 7pm
A conversation with Noche Diaz and Jamel Mims about the dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian on ‘Revolution & Religion' 

Panel Discussion: Friday, February 20 at 7pm
Black Lives Matter 101Panelists: Ted Alexandro, Dante Barry, Tamika D. Mallory and Michael Skolnik, Moderated by Patrick Waldo

 Dance Performance: Saturday, February 21 at 3pm
Moving Spirits to Enlightenment, dance performance by Moving Spirits, Inc., Tamara Williams, choreographer along with Jonathan Lassiter, Sydnie Mosley, Andre Zachary, A. Nia Austin-Edwards and other creative artists.

Film: Saturday, February 21 at 7pm
Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, a film by Thomas Allen Harris
This screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmaker.

Closing Reception: February 22 at 4pm
I Can’t Breathe, a  self defense workshop/performance by Shaun Leonardo

*Additional public programs will be planned and presented throughout the run of the exhibition. Please check back for updates. All events are first come, first served.