(upcoming events):

TBA

 

(past events):

JUNE 3RD
7pm-12am
BUFU OPENING NIGHT:

party curated by Olu Alege

♥•.★*.☼.*★.•♥•.★*.☼.*★.•♥•.★*.☼.*★.•♥
 
Join us in at BUFU Studios warehouse space this June where By Us For Us: A Month of Black & Asian Futurity (JUNE 3rd - JULY 2nd) will be making magic on June 3rd for our Opening Event!!

With Live Performances & DJ Sets to have you dancing into the late late ♥ 

♥•.★*.☼.*★.•♥•.★*.☼.*★.•♥•.★*.☼.*★.•♥

JUNE 4TH ( BUFU JAMS )
11am-11pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!
4-7pm
Free Em All: Remembering Yuri and Our Political Prisoners

On June 1st, Yuri Kochiyama passed after dedicating her life to social movements and lifting up the connected struggle of our people. During this time, she spent time specifically fighting for the release of political prisoners. Next Saturday, we will spend time hearing more about this work, writing letters to freedom fighters who remain in prison. Speakers include Dequi Sadiki Kionni of The Jericho Movement and Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and members of the Yuri Malcolm and Mural Project A collaboration btw YMMP, BUFU, Jericho Movement and Active Archive:Vol.1 Afro-Asian Solidarity and Kinship.

JUNE 5TH ( BUFU HEALS )
11am-2pm
Flowetree: Capoeira Meets QiGong

*wherein participants will be encouraged to try out their skills/learn new ones to jam in this class. Folks will even be able to try their hand at playing some music as we groove and speak about contextualizing these practices politically. 
2-2:15pm

"Middle Passage to Middle Path" Meditation

2:15-4:30pm
"Middle Passage to Middle Path: The Dharma and the African Diaspora" Discussion

*wherein participants will share a community mediation followed by facilitated discussions around different themes for the day pulled from the following topics spiritual exchange, dharma for the african diaspora, emotional/mental health for POC communities, internal alchemy, intergenerational trauma, & more.

5-6pm
Engaged Yoga

To close out the day there will be an engaged yoga class that will be BYOM (Bring Your Own Mats :) )

7-9pm
Bufu Sound Healing

Sound bath by Sunny Quetzalcoatl and Mukyah Gurung

12-7pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!

JUNE 6TH ( BUFU WORKS )

12-8pm
Community Co-Works

A series of co-working parties around Oral History Archiving, Co-Working on the BUFU Project, and Community Resourced Transcription & Translation for BUFU.

JUNE 7TH ( BUFU EATS )

7-9PM
This is What Community Looks Like: Dinner Discussion led by Claro de los Reyes and Shamilia McBean

A series of community potluck food jams featuring cuisine from our folks. Some catering will be provided but we also encourage you to bring home cooked dishes from your hood/heart/home. 

ACTIVE ARCHIVE Volumes is a series of intimate creative dialogues that uses visual arts, performance, and facilitated dialogue intended to celebrate, share, and investigate the largely overlooked legacies in social justice history. Presently we are facilitating Active Archive Volume #1: Afro-Asian Solidarity & Kinship.

JUNE 8TH ( BUFU FILMS )

5-7pm

West African Dance Class led by Kwame Simpson

 

7-11pm
AOKI (2009)
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Mountains That Take Wing (2010)

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The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs (2013)

For our first triple feature screening, we will be paying homage to our Asian political ancestors who fought for Black Power: Grace Lee Boggs, Yuri Kochiyama, and Aoki.

JUNE 9TH ( BUFU SESSIONS )

4-9pm
Open Studios

BUFU x Ethiopian Surrealism Artist in Residency program directed by Selam Bekele brings artists of different mediums to explore forms of ritual, ceremony, memory, and surrealism. Through the month of June, artists will research, collaborate, and create work around these themes of connection and transcension . Join us, every Thursday, for an Open Studio where artists can speak about their process, and hold dialogue with teachers of their craft. During Open Studio hours, an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony will be hosted by Selam Bekele and BUFU Tea will be hosted by Christopher Shaw.
8pm-12am
YJC/BUFU Exhibition Opening

Come through for the opening of a YJC/BUFU Collab exhibition up June 9 - July 2. This show features Queer/POC Artists as they engage with concepts of 'ANGER' and 'AUTHENTICITY'. 
Featuring performances by:
~ Dana Davenport
~ Parissah Lin
~ Moon Bear

JUNE 10TH ( BUFU TALKS )

 6-9pm
Solidarity & Discord: Deconstructing the Akai Gurley/Peter Liang Case

[ In order to decentralize the conversation and keep it honest and safe(r), this talk is open only to those who identify as people of color/POC ] 
As a part of the BUFU TALKS series this conversation will look to deconstruct the solidarity&discord surrounding the Akai Gurley and Peter Liang case and the ongoing movement for justice for Akai Gurley and Black Lives Matter. 
BUFU TALKS is a community based, nurturing, round table discussion aimed towards healing, sharing, and growing. This is a space that requires no prior knowledge or education on the subject and is open to transform for those who participate and engage. 
We intentionally are holding space for this difficult conversation to be complex and uncomfortable. We do not claim to be experts in anything but our own lives.
This shit is about to be raw.
#Blacklivesmatter #YellowPerilforBlackLives #Justice4AkaiGurley

JUNE 11TH ( BUFU JAMS )

12 - 4pm

POC Cosplay Meet Up: Why "The Bindi Ain't Indie:" An Open Dialogue on Cultural Appropriation in the Nerd and Geek Community

This meetup is for cosplayers of color to mix & mingle, take photos together, and engage in critical dialogue about the differences between cultural appropriation and cultural exchange, especially as it relates to cosplay.
12-11pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!
9pm-1am
BUFU SOUNDS: Doors at 8

JUNE 12TH ( BUFU HEALS )
11am-2pm
Flowetree: Capoeira Meets QiGong

*wherein participants will be encouraged to try out their skills/learn new ones to jam in this class. Folks will even be able to try their hand at playing some music as we groove and speak about contextualizing these practices politically. 
2-2:15pm

"Middle Passage to Middle Path" Meditation

2:15-4:30pm
"Middle Passage to Middle Path: Emotional Health and Dharma Practice Ancestry" Discussion

*wherein participants will share a community mediation followed by facilitated discussions around different themes for the day pulled from the following topics spiritual exchange, dharma for the african diaspora, emotional/mental health for POC communities, internal alchemy, intergenerational trauma, & more.

5-6pm
Engaged Yoga

To close out the day there will be an engaged yoga class that will be BYOM (Bring Your Own Mats :) )

7-9pm
Bufu Sound Healing

Sound bath by Sunny Quetzalcoatl and Mukyah Gurung
12-7pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!

JUNE 13TH ( BUFU WORKS )

12-8pm
Community Co-Works

A series of co-working parties around Oral History Archiving, Co-Working on the BUFU Project, and Community Resourced Transcription & Translation for BUFU.

JUNE 14TH ( BUFU EATS )

7-9PM
This is What Community Looks Like: Dinner Discussion 

A series of community potluck food jams featuring cuisine from our folks. Some catering will be provided but we also encourage you to bring home cooked dishes from your hood/heart/home. 

 

JUNE 15TH  ( BUFU FILMS )

5-7pm

West African Dance Class led by Kwame Simpson

7-9PM
BOBSA: Black Hair + Workshop

BOBSA (Black Owned Beauty Supply Association) will be screening their film Black Hair and leading us through a workshop surrounding their work.

JUNE 16TH ( BUFU SESSIONS )

 4-9pm
Open Studios

BUFU x Ethiopian Surrealism Artist in Residency program directed by Selam Bekele brings artists of different mediums to explore forms of ritual, ceremony, memory, and surrealism. Through the month of June, artists will research, collaborate, and create work around these themes of connection and transcension . Join us, every Thursday, for an Open Studio where artists can speak about their process, and hold dialogue with teachers of their craft. During Open Studio hours, an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony will be hosted by Selam Bekele and BUFU Tea will be hosted by Christopher Shaw.

6-9pm
This is What Community Looks Like: Political Education Reading Group

This week's topic of discussion will be centered around street harrassment and how it relates to gentrification. Download pdfs here
9pm-12am

Open Mic/Session

JUNE 17TH ( BUFU TALKS )

6 - 9pm
Anger & Authenticity: Working Through Projected Politics on Black & Asian Bodies

In this BUFU TALK the Yellow Jackets Collective will be leading us through a talk on how anger & authenticity are coded, socialized, and projected onto Black & Asian bodies within a system of white supremacy.

 

JUNE 18TH ( BUFU JAMS )

12 - 11pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!

3 - 5pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Chauncie

5 - 7pm

BUFU BAES: A Critical Look at Sex, Fetish & Our Bodies

Sonia Choi (aka Moon Bear) will be leading us through a workshop taking a close look at how fetishization and exotification play out on Black & Asian bodies through porn and other popularly consumed media and how it affects real life interactions and interpersonal relationships.

9pm - 2am
BUFU X BRUJAS: ANTIPROM

all ages & gender expressions invited for the brujas first annual anti-prom presented in collaboration with BUFU, a month long multimedia event in Brooklyn, NY featuring cultural exchange, oral history, community dialogue, spiritual healing practices, culinary traditions, live performances, visual arts, social justice engagement and film screenings, full line up: .https://www.facebook.com/events/982193815234924/


dont dip your weave in the fruit punch leave your drama at home invite your cousins wear your sisters prom dress be a freaky sucia eat some arrozz and habichuelas stunt in the photobooth sit with your 10 girlfriends at the table its a formal. 


dress code: the best you've ever looked, queer formal attire
Pre-Sale Tickets available now while they last: VenMo - @gnarianna
10$ - 2 entries ( you and your date) 
17$ Polyam Pack - 4 entries (you and your dates) 


( NO FEE MONEY TRANSFER APP VENMO, FUCK EVENT BRITE AND FUCK PAYPAL WE DOIN THIS!) 
nobody will be turned away from the space without a ticket, ticket guarantees you a plate of food a seat and a raffle ticket for brujas giftbags and supports the hundreds of hours of labor and materials going into this event.

JUNE 19TH ( BUFU HEALS )

11am - 2pm
Flowetree: Capoeira Meets QiGong

*wherein participants will be encouraged to try out their skills/learn new ones to jam in this class. Folks will even be able to try their hand at playing some music as we groove and speak about contextualizing these practices politically. 

12 - 2pm

Crystal Healing with Turtle

2 - 2:15pm

"Middle Passage to Middle Path" Meditation

2:15 - 4:30pm
"Middle Passage to Middle Path: Mental Health & Identity/Narrative/Self Authorship" Discussion

*wherein participants will share a community mediation followed by facilitated discussions around different themes for the day pulled from the following topics spiritual exchange, dharma for the african diaspora, emotional/mental health for POC communities, internal alchemy, intergenerational trauma, & more.

5 - 6pm
Engaged Yoga with Djali Brown-Cepeda

To close out the day there will be an engaged yoga class that will be BYOM (Bring Your Own Mats :) )

6 - 7pm
Group Healing: Grievance and Loss facilitated by Houiea Love

Reiki energy healing will be used to ease the process of grief in an emotionally comforting environment. A sovereign group discussion will follow. The session will end with prayer and intention setting.

7 - 9pm
Bufu Sound Healing

Sound bath by Mukyah Gurung and friends

12 - 7pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!

 

JUNE 20TH ( BUFU WORKS )

12 - 8pm
Community Co-Works

A series of co-working parties around Oral History Archiving, Co-Working on the BUFU Project, and Community Resourced Transcription & Translation for BUFU.

5 - 10pm
Blak Australia --- Film Series & Discussion


BLACK AUSTRALIA, a BUFU film series. 

Film Programming
-Feature Film-
"MABO" 
5.00 - 6.45pm

Traces the life of activist Eddie Mabo and his struggle for indigenous land rights in Australia. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwChtmA1Qr4

15 MINUTE INTERMISSION

-Film Short-
"Barbequeria"
7.00 pm- 7.30 pm

A satirical short film that explores the relationship between Aboriginal Australians and White Australians by reversing the colonial narrative and gaze. 

-Film Short-
"Nicely Coloured Girls"
7.35 pm- 7.50pm

Directed by Tracey Mofett, this short explores the current and historical relationship between white men and Aboriginal women in a colonial setting. This short problematizes images of Aboriginal women as passive and powerless. 

-Film Short-
"TWO BOB MERMAIDS"
8.00-8.15 PM

Short Film directed by Darlene Johnson about a young Koori girl who 'passes for white' at the local swimming pool. Themes of Aboriginal identity, racial tension and the Swimming pool as a racial institution are explored.

15 Minute Intermission

-Feature Documentary- 

"UTOPIA"
8.30 PM- 10.15 PM

A documentary by John Pilger that explores the experiences of Aboriginal Australians living in remote communities. The film highlights the ongoing psychological, economical and political violence they are subjected to in a colonial context.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht8_5UlcgSQ

SISTAGIRL (EXCERPT)
An excerpt from a documentary exploring the experiences of Sistagirls community ( transgender Aboriginal community) in the TIWI ISLANDS in Australia.

10 MINUTE intermission

10.25 -11.00pm
Community discussion//
//post films talk back with film curator & community organizer Xa Ba, a non-indigenous black migrant residing on stolen Wurundjeri land (Melbourne, Australia).

7 - 8:30pm
Yoga Class with Luna Simpson

JUNE 21ST ( BUFU EATS )

5 - 7PM
Weaponizing the Internet: Virility and Our Bodies with Devin Kenny

A workshop about how POC Bodies are consumed online and how we use the internet.

7 - 9PM
This is What Community Looks Like: Dinner Discussion led by H+ | House of Chow®

A series of community potluck food jams featuring cuisine from our folks. Some catering will be provided but we also encourage you to bring home cooked dishes from your hood/heart/home. 

This dinner conversation will be centered around the experiences, challenges, and contributions of Asian (Americans) in Hip-Hop Dance with top dancers, performers, and choreographers in the field! Dinner catered by H+ | Gastrünamy, the Culinary Division of H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory.

JUNE 22ND ( BUFU FILMS )

5 - 7pm

West African Dance Class led by Kwame Simpson

7-11pm
Enter the Dragon (1973)

The Last Dragon (1985)

For this double feature we are paying homage to a long history of Blaxploitation and Hong Kong Cinema double feature screenings. It has been argued that if it weren't for Black America embracing Hong Kong Cinema when those films were released in the U.S. that they would not have done very well. We'll be revisiting two classics that exemplify Black & Asian cultural exchange. Enter The Dragon (1973), featuring Bruce Lee &  Jim Kelly, and The Last Dragon (1985)

7 - 10pm

POC Filmmakers Meetup

JUNE 23RD ( BUFU SESSIONS )

 4 - 9pm
Open Studios

BUFU x Ethiopian Surrealism Artist in Residency program directed by Selam Bekele brings artists of different mediums to explore forms of ritual, ceremony, memory, and surrealism. Through the month of June, artists will research, collaborate, and create work around these themes of connection and transcension . Join us, every Thursday, for an Open Studio where artists can speak about their process, and hold dialogue with teachers of their craft. During Open Studio hours, an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony will be hosted by Selam Bekele and Postcolonial Aesthetics: Teas of Africa will be hosted by Christopher Shaw.

7 - 9pm
Queering Grief: A Reading Group and Workshop on Pulse and Charleston Massacres

BUFU SESSiONS Presents: Queering Grief
A Political Education "Reading Group" focusing on the Pulse and Charlston Massacres.
In the wake of the Pulse Massacre and the one year anniversary of the Charlston Massacre we come together to mourn and ask the question "Whose bodies are grievable?".
We will examine the different ways mourning, and grief over tragedy are expressed when accounting for intersections of race, sexuality, class, and gender. 
We will begin with a roundtable discussion/reading and then break into groups to create "collages" and collectively imagine possibilities of mourning together.
~ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO BRING YOUR OWN COLLAGE MATERIALS IT IS ENCOURAGED ~
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ºThis talk will center the voices of Queer, Trans, Disabled, Femme, folx of Color but is OPEN TO EVERYONEº
FINALLY: NO PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. NO HOMEWORK NO READING. THIS IS A COLLECTIVE LEARNING SPACE. BRING YOUR EXPERIENCES.
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7 - 10pm

POC Podcasters Meetup

9 - 12am
Karaoke/Session in collaboration with PB & Jams

JUNE 24TH ( BUFU TALKS )

6 - 9pm
Decolonizing Anime: White Supremacist Messaging in Japanese Animation

In this BUFU TALK we'll be deconstructing white supremacist messaging embedded in some of our favorite anime shows (Dragonball Z, Naruto, etc.) and how that relates to yellowface and upholding white supremacist beauty ideals and messaging.
[ In order to decentralize the conversation and keep it honest and safe(r), this talk is open only to those who identify as people of color/POC ] 
10pm - 12am
Imitation is the Most Sincere Form of Flattery Film Series

This late night double feature we'll be screening episodes from Boondocks and Samurai Champloo

 

JUNE 25TH ( BUFU JAMS )

12 - 11pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!

2 - 5pm

HAFU Documentary Screening + Discussion on Mixed Race Identity

Join us for a screening of the HAFU Documentary-- BUFU had the opportunity to see the film and meet/interview some of the folks from Mixed Roots Japan:ミックスルーツ・ジャパン(多文化市民社会対話プラットフォーム) while in Tokyo this past January and we are excited to screen it here.
It will be followed by a critical discussion about mixed race identity and politics.
[ In order to decentralize the conversation and keep it honest and safe(r), this talk is open only to those who identify as people of color/POC ] 
3 - 5pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Chauncie

4 - 6pm
Transracial & Transnational Adoption: Building Homes//\\Making Self
A conversation about transracial and transnational adoption and how it intersects with displacement, migration, diaspora, consent, and identity. 
How do we heal? 
How do we build? 
What is our future?

6 - 10pm
NGR Workshops/Session

The Journey of the Asiatic people.
Through the "lands" & "times": discovering and exporting novelty, culture, and resources.
From Nubia to Japan, Turkey to New York, and right here to the future.
C'mon and get down with your Silk-Road-Self at the first ever NGR "Polymath" Workshop/Performance/Jam. 
Brought to you by BUFU in conjunction with NGR Creative.

6 pm Valentin Tribute to Nujabes

6:30 pm "Know Your Rights" Session

7:30 pm Intro to House Music and Dance w/ Cricket

8 pm House Dance Workshop

9 pm Mowri Live

9:30 pm Chazz Giovanni Live

10pm - 2am
BUFU x GOOD VIBES

JUNE 26TH ( BUFU HEALS )

11am - 2pm
Flowetree: Capoeira Meets QiGong

*wherein participants will be encouraged to try out their skills/learn new ones to jam in this class. Folks will even be able to try their hand at playing some music as we groove and speak about contextualizing these practices politically. 

12 - 2pm

Crystal Healing with Turtle

2 - 2:15pm

"Middle Passage to Middle Path" Meditation

2:15 - 4:30pm
"Middle Passage to Middle Path: Transpersonal Identity & Healing" Discussion

*wherein participants will share a community mediation followed by facilitated discussions around different themes for the day pulled from the following topics spiritual exchange, dharma for the african diaspora, emotional/mental health for POC communities, internal alchemy, intergenerational trauma, & more.

4 - 5pm

Manifestation Through Movement Workshop

4 - 7pm

Storytelling Therapy

5 - 6pm
Engaged Yoga

To close out the day there will be an engaged yoga class that will be BYOM (Bring Your Own Mats :) )

7 - 9pm
Bufu Sound Healing

Sound bath by Mukyah Gurung and friends

9pm - 12am

 

I SPIT on YOUR GRAVE // Redemption & Liberation of the Femme

The history of the femme revenge narrative stems farther than we can predispose. For centuries, femmes have fallen victim to (name any specific tool of patriarchy, male supremecy, hegemony, etc) and retold their stories, reclaimed their narratives, and sought redemption through violence, resilience and redefinition. 

When you think about todays pop culture icons of color (Rihanna, Azealia Banks, Beyonce(?)) we are confronted with a retelling of (dare I say) "classical" femme narratives - these aren't things we havent seen before but they've taken on a gloss that only popular culture can ingest verdictlessly. 

That is to say, finding the origins of these narrative can contribute to reinterpreting and reclaiming of our consumption of these images. 

So, this talk will revolve around unpacking the semiotics that lie in our favorite music videos and tying them back to older traditions of retelling femme resilience/destruction/reconstruction narratives. 

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We'll start with gabbing over grub then move into a performanitive discussion and finish with a talk back with u. ♥

Brought to you by the love fam ♥ Jahmal B. Golden ♥

12 - 7pm
BUFU Bazaar

Look out for the BUFU Bazaar! Every Saturday and Sunday there will be an open community market!

 

(upcoming events):

 

JUNE 27TH ( BUFU WORKS )

12 - 8pm
Community Co-Works

A series of co-working parties around Oral History Archiving, Co-Working on the BUFU Project, and Community Resourced Transcription & Translation for BUFU.

8pm - 12am
((((((( Private Event )))))))

#BUFUBIRTHDAY #BUFUWEDDING

JUNE 28TH ( BUFU EATS )

7 - 9PM
This is What Community Looks Like: Dinner Discussion led by Claro de los Reyes and Shamilia McBean

A series of community potluck food jams featuring cuisine from our folks. Some catering will be provided but we also encourage you to bring home cooked dishes from your hood/heart/home. 

ACTIVE ARCHIVE Volumes is a series of intimate creative dialogues that uses visual arts, performance, and facilitated dialogue intended to celebrate, share, and investigate the largely overlooked legacies in social justice history. Presently we are facilitating Active Archive Volume #1: Afro-Asian Solidarity & Kinship.

8 - 10pm
Sensuous Solidarity: A Night of Black & Asian Burlesque

Doors at 7:30pm

JUNE 29TH ( BUFU FILMS )

5 - 7pm

West African Dance Class led by Kwame Simpson

7pm - 9pm
Yellow Fever
+
Shadeism 

Community Discussion

JUNE 30TH ( BUFU SESSIONS )

 4 - 9pm
Open Studios

BUFU x Ethiopian Surrealism Artist in Residency program directed by Selam Bekele brings artists of different mediums to explore forms of ritual, ceremony, memory, and surrealism. Through the month of June, artists will research, collaborate, and create work around these themes of connection and transcension . Join us, every Thursday, for an Open Studio where artists can speak about their process, and hold dialogue with teachers of their craft. During Open Studio hours, an Ethiopian Coffee ceremony will be hosted by Selam Bekele and Postcolonial Aesthetics: Teas of Africa will be hosted by Christopher Shaw.

7 - 9pm
This is What Community Looks Like: Political Education Reading Group

BUFU SESSiONS Presents: Whose Streets?! An Open Dialogue on Street Harassment, Gentrification, and the Social Politics of Public Space in NYC

Some of the questions that we will explore together include:

How do we define street harassment? What happens when we expand the traditional definitions to include over policing and policies like Stop and Frisk and Broken Windows? Can ‘street harassment’ ever be a form of resistance in the face of gentrification? How can we collectively make our streets safer spaces? What will it take to shift our culture?

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*** This is a collective learning space so all you need to bring are your experiences

*** This dialogue will center the voices of Queer, Trans, Disabled, Femme, folx of Color but is OPEN TO EVERYONE

*** Please familarize yourself with BUFU space agreements before attending: https://www.facebook.com/events/257163458008776/permalink/257166341341821/

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Join us every Thursday in June for BUFU SESSiONS hosted by BUFU as part of BUFU (By Us For Us) A Month of Black & Asian Futurity LAST TWO WEEKS

BUFU SESSiONS are a series of events around Black+Asian futurity through "sessions". These sessions will be large group facilitated community discussions that will hope to create spaces for dialouge across community around politics, identity, solidarity, and more.

BUFU SESSiONS are co-organized and facilitated by Amy Weng(Asians4BlackLives)X Jillian White X Caitlin Peng X YELLOW JACKETS

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http://www.bufubyusforus.com/
~$5 SUGGESTED DONATION FOR THE FOLKS WHO MAKE THIS HAPPEN but no one will be turned away~
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9pm - 12am
Open Mic/Session in collaboration with PB & Jams

JULY 1ST ( BUFU TALKS )

10am - 6pm

Dream Workshop: A Future-Building Intensive for POC Youth led by Survival Project

6 - 9pm
From Chinatown to Brooklyn to the Bronx: Gentrification Front Lines

In this BUFU TALK we will have a facilitated discussion about gentrification in different POC neighborhoods here in NYC with folks who are doing work on the frontlines.

9pm - 12am
BUFU x lovelove

summer 16 is #loveloveseason
come celebrate with us -- performances, food/drinks (of course also BYOB), body paint, lovelove raffles, all around only the best vibes -- bring all the homies, come thru n show love
DJs (9:30PM):
- MAX ALPER
- TONY G
- NICK BOYD (birthday boi)
- MATT FX
LIVE MUSIC (11:30PM):
- TBA
- BOHAN PHOENIX (NEW MUSIC)
- JACHARY (NEW MUSIC)
FREE before 10:30PM - $5 after
283 Greene Ave, Brooklyn
Shout out to the dope homies at BUFU for this, lovelove
www.loveloveNYC.com

 

JULY 2ND ( BUFU JAMS )

BUFU Closing Celebration!!!

BUFU'S LAST DAY! BUFU'S CLOSING DAY! BUFU'S ENDING!

Y'all we are NOT ready to say goodbye
BUT all good things must come to an end
((ALSO be on the lookout for our next
pop upsXturn upsXlove ons
TRUST we will be back!))

For our FINAL (( :( OMG WHAT IS LIFE :( )) day we have a pack schedule of events open to anyone in our community to come through and say our goodbyes with love! Come thru fam!

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SATURDAY JULY 2ND
12pm - 4am
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 12 - 2pm

Capoeira Roda
Capoeira Muçurumim X ACUPE do Brooklyn

 12 - 2pm

"Deconstructing the Alien/Extraterrestrial as a Subject of Orientalism"

A community discussion exploring the popular image of the otherworldly alien as a conduit through which we experience orientalism, colonization, and femmephobia. How do we navigate the world as aliens? How do our ancestors and homelands relate to the extraterrestrial? What does it mean for us to co-opt a spaceship and get free?

3 - 5pm

Solidarity & Discord: Manifesting Change

This conversation will continue to deconstruct the solidarity & discord surrounding Akai Gurley and the Peter Liang trial and the ongoing movement for justice for Akai Gurley and Black Lives Matter.

It’s been about 19 months since Akai Gurley was shot and killed while visiting the Pink Houses in East New York, Brooklyn by NYPD officer Peter Liang. In our discussion we’ll start by hearing facts about Liang’s conviction and trial process that led to his minimal sentencing, the key players that dictated that outcome and the responses seen throughout the city.

We’ll also open the discussion to what justice for Akai Gurley looks like. What’s going on now? What are we doing as individuals, as a community?
 

3 -  5pm
Vinyasa Yoga w/Chauncie

5-6pm
Malik Abdul-Rahmaan Presents:
“Field Research: Vinyl Culture and Record Digging Throughout Asia”

5pm - 7pm
 H+ | SOUL SCIENCE® Workshop

For over 25 years, H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory in New York founded by Hip-Hop dance educator, choreographer and philanthropist Safi A. Thomas has been providing pedagogy in The BLADE Dance Technique® (S. Thomas, 1995) that is open to dancers of ALL levels.
H+ | SOUL SCIENCE® is a structured, disciplined, caring, nonjudgmental environment that takes you through the foundational cornerstones of the art: Popping, Boogaloo, Locking, Rocking, Breaking, and Party Dance in both choreography and freestyle.


 5pm - 7pm
 Higher Self Readings with Houiea Love

 

7 - 10pm

Closing Panel & Performance "R U 4 Real: An Exhibition on Anger and Authenticity"

Join us for the closing reception of "R U 4 Real: An Exhibition on Anger and Authenticity"

ARTIST TALK | 7:30pm
The artists of "R U 4 Real will discuss their work in the exhibition, exploring themes of anger, authenticity, and communal space.

CLOSING PERFORMANCE | 9:00pm
A peformance by artist Sophia Mak

Participating artists:
Kearra Amaya Gopee
Elliott Jerome Brown
Tiffany Liu
Walter Cruz
Devin N Morris
Emily Mock
Stephano Espinoza
Parissah Lin

YELLOW JACKETS


7 - 8pm

DJ Set Andrew Phan

8 - 9pm

DJ Set Gio Escobar

10 - 11pm
BUFU Artists In Residence “Performance+Art Share”
Benny Oyama 
 

11pm - 3:30am
Femmepremacy X BUFU Present:
In FEMME WE TRUST TURN UP!

All Day
BUFU Clothing Swap

We'll be having an BUFU Clothing Swap/Merch-Making going on all day! Please bring any clothes you want to swap out with these fly BUFU baes!

12pm - 11pm
BUFU Bazaar

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