WEDNESDAY Feb. 14th <past> :
< Ayasha Guerin />
< Syreeta Gates of The Gates Archive>
< Jazmin Jones & Tsige Tafesse of BUFU>
WEDNESDAY Feb. 21st "present":
< American Artist />
< Kearra Amaya Gopee >
< Ryann Holmes of bklyn boihood >
< Joseph Cuillier of The Black School >
< Ola Ronke of The Free Black Women's Library >
WEDNESDAY Feb. 28th <futures/>
< Stephanie Dinkins />
< André D. Singleton of The Very Black Project >
< Kleaver Cruz of The Black Joy Project >
< Ifrah F. Ahmed of Araweelo Abroad >
”Without an image of tomorrow, one is trapped by blind history,
economics, and politics beyond our control.
One is tied up in a web, in a net, with no way to struggle free.
Only by having clear and vital images of the many alternatives,
good and bad, of where one can go,
will we have any control over the way we may actually get there
in a reality tomorrow will bring all too quickly.”
—Samuel R. Delany
Join us Wednesdays in Febuary 14 + 21st + 28th 6 - 9pm @ 199 Cook st. for THE BLACK ARCHIVE: past present futures
Learn // Celebrate // Create
An invitation to witness our Black family engaged in the practice of archiving our stories
An invitation to our Black family to engage in the practice of archiving us
Bring your family photos ♥
Your DMs ♥
Your cherished objects ♥
Your voicemails ♥
6:30 - 7:30pm
The first half of this workshop will live as a community conversation
with point “archivists” speaking on their practice and the importance of Black Archives
7:30 - 9:00pm
Followed by an open workshop where Black folks will be invited to participate in their own practice of archiving either for their own outside projects or in a collaborative “Black Archive” project that will be a community created piece over the 3 Wednesday workshops!
Non-black folks are welcome to attend,
but please be mindful of how much space you take up.
During the workshop archive hours
you are invited to lend your labor
by participating in a wiki editathon
uplifting forgotten, inaccurate, or misrepresented Black histories.
Equipment available on site for open workshop:
Audio recording equipment
10 Apple Computers with full Adobe Suite
Virtual Reality Depth Kit Scanning
**Let us know what else you may need or want for the workshop!
A 4-week lead up of programming, building toward a final day-long gathering: sharing strategies, resources, skills between/on collectives. Focusing on how we build together through organizing, healing, nightlife, art, etc.
Thank you to the Citizens Committee NYC Neighborhood grant for our $2,000 grant, thank you Learning Gardens Nursery Grant for $300 for our 2-trip metrocards for July, and thank you Kettle Chips for our Kettle Chips sponsorship for the month!
November 12th & 13th, 2016
As part of the Education Department’s R&D Season: DEMOCRACY, the New Museum will host a youth summit and celebration organized by an emerging generation of artists, writers, and activists, including BUFU, brujas, Discwoman, and members of House of LaDosha. The summit will include numerous workshops organized around five guiding principles: healing, self-love, skill building, political education, and empowerment. The programming will look to the future of gender politics, focusing on methods for forging the worlds youth want to inhabit, while grounding this work in legacies of the past. Programming will center on confronting inequality and injustice, supporting spiritual and economic sustainability, and cultivating a space to turn up with women, femmes, “the dolls,” and all queer kinfolk at the forefront.
BUFU X YJC hosted an emergency response post-election trauma on Thursday, November 10th as a means to hold space and center the voices and concerns of POC folks to process & mourn collectively.