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18jul6:30 pm7:30 pmBandung Community Conversation: The Black SchoolA Design Justice Workshop for Waymakers + Creatives

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A4 and MoCADA are pleased to present a talk with The Black School, an experimental art school teaching Black people and people of color to become agents of change, founded by in 2016. 

Centering design justice as a core pillar of their praxis, The Black School also creates interactive, liberatory tools that help waymakers as they design their own creative activism projects. Like The Black School Playing Cards and the TBS Process Deck, which uplift the principles of the Black Radical tradition, these tools use a series of prompts and choices that challenge structural inequalities and affect positive social change at the community level to transform social realities.

Their mission is to promote and extend the legacy of art in Black radical histories by providing innovative education alternatives centered in Black love. They have held over 100 workshops on radical Black politics and public interventions that address local community needs, serving over 400 students, and also produced three Black Love Fests, collaborated with more than 40 professional artists, and partnered with over 50 organizations.

 

WHAT:Bandung Community Conversation: The Black School

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 20 @ 12PM – 6PM

LOCATION:  Zoom / The talk will be livestreamed HERE.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/theblackschool

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

 

Accessibility: If you have any questions or accessibility needs, please email jlee@aaartsalliance.org.

Recordings: This event will be recorded and uploaded to our YouTube after it concludes.

 

 

About the Bandung Residency

The residency is named for the groundbreaking 1955 summit held in Bandung, Indonesia, bringing together leaders from 29 newly independent Asian and African states emerging from colonial rule, with the aim of ending racial discrimination and ensuring collaboration and a peaceful coexistence. This Residency is made possible through the NYS AAPI Community Fund, Ford Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and Apicha Community Health Center.

 

About The Black School

The Black School is an experimental art school teaching Black and people of color students and allies to become agents of change, founded by Joseph Cuillier III and Shani Peters in 2016. Their mission is to promote and extend the legacy of art in Black radical histories by providing innovative education alternatives centered in Black love. They have held over 100 workshops on radical Black politics and public interventions that address local community needs, serving over 400 students, and also produced three Black Love Fests, collaborated with more than 40 professional artists, and partnered with over 50 organizations.

 

Shani Peters (b. 1981 Lansing, MI) is a multi-disciplinary artist based in New Orleans, LA. She holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MFA from the City College of New York. Peters has presented work in the US and abroad at the New Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem; Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in South Korea; the National Gallery of Zimbabwe; and the Bauhaus Dessau. Selected residencies include those hosted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Laundromat Project (NY), and Project Row Houses (TX). Her work has been supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Creative Capital, the Rauschenberg Foundation, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Peters is a former faculty member of The City College of New York, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design. She is a Co-Director of The Black School, an artist initiated experimental art school that is presently working to build a physical home for it’s art education and community programing in New Orlean’s 7th Ward. She is a current Creative Capital Awardee and the 2021 CAPE Artist in Residence at Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson, MS.

Time

July 18, 2024 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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19jul5:00 pm7:30 pmShea Butter Blessings Open MicAn Outdoor Open Mic

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Open Mic at MoCADA is back.  Join us on July 19 from 3-6 pm at our Ubuntu Garden for our kickoff Shea Butter session. Hosted by and with sounds from the Fried Dynamite crew– Specks, Trevor Banks, and Run P. — we’re calling on all performers of all ages to show us what you got.

 

Think you’re ready? Sign up to perform by July 17th, 6pm to secure your spot. Click the LEARN MORE link below to sign up.

 

WHAT: Shea Butter Blessings Open Mic

DATE/TIME: Friday, July 19 @ 3PM – 6PM

LOCATION: MoCADA Ubuntu Garden,  48 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

Time

July 19, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

MoCADA Ubuntu Garden

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20jul12:00 pm6:00 pmKin Liberation DayA One Day Festival celebrating LGBTQIA+ Experiences

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Kin Liberation Day is a vibrant day party hosted by MoCADA celebrating LGBTQIA+ people and those who love them. Join us for an exciting lineup of activities, including a picnic on the lawn, an artist talk featuring Lindsay Perryman from the current exhibition, Flaunt: Being the Dream, a lively DJ set by blkboyshine, open decks, special film screenings, and musical performances by kamaal + Samí Sól. You won’t want to miss this… So bring your blanket, your dancing shoes, and great vibes for a day of joy and community!

 

WHAT: Kin Liberation Day

DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 20 @ 12PM – 6PM

LOCATION: MoCADA Abolition House, House 7a Nolan Park, Governors Island

 

Are you a DJ who wants to participate in the Open decks? Each DJ gets a 15-minute slot to do show their skills.

Click the LEARN MORE below to sign up.

 

 

This exhibition is made possible thanks to the Ford Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Coalition for Theaters of Color, NYSCA, and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development.

Time

July 20, 2024 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

MoCADA Abolition House on Governors Island

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August

03aug6:00 pm10:00 pmKIDflix Film Fest: Wendell & WildBrooklyn's longest running FREE film festival for kids

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Brooklyn’s longest running film festival for kids is baaaack! Inspired by the theme Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes, the 2024 season of KIDflix Film festival celebrates the power of our collective magic.

Screening every Saturday in August, this year’s selection of family-friendly films (ages 6+) are inspired by Afrofuturism, sci-fi, intergenerational tales and fables, and more. Presented by MoCADA in collaboration with African Film Festival,  the festival will include art activities, dance workshops, games, and more.

+ Ice cream, pop corn, water, juice, and other snacks will also be available on site. And did we mention it’s all FREE!?!

 

WHAT: KIDflix Film Festival Screening

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 3, 2024 @ 6-10 PM (* Films start at sunset)

LOCATION: Maria Hernandez Park (Bushwick), Knickerbocker Ave. & Starr St. Brooklyn, NY, 11237

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FILM: Wendell & Wild (USA, 2022)
DIRECTOR: Henry Selick
GENRE: Horror / Comedy
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 45minutes
LANGUAGE: In English
AGE RATING: PG-13

SYNOPSIS: The two devious demon brothers Wendell and Wild have to face their arch-enemy with the help of the nun Sister Helly, who is notorious for expelling demons. However, the brothers are not only plagued by her, but also by her altar boys.

 

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Time

August 3, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Marie Hernandez Park

Knickerbocker Avenue & Starr Street

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10aug6:00 pm10:00 pmKIDflix Film Fest: See you YesterdayBrooklyn's longest running FREE film festival for kids

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Brooklyn’s longest running film festival for kids is baaaack! Inspired by the theme Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes, the 2024 season of KIDflix Film festival celebrates the power of our collective magic.

Screening every Saturday in August, this year’s selection of family-friendly films (ages 6+) are inspired by Afrofuturism, sci-fi, intergenerational tales and fables, and more. Presented by MoCADA in collaboration with African Film Festival,  the festival will include art activities, dance workshops, games, and more.

+ Ice cream, pop corn, water, juice, and other snacks will also be available on site. And did we mention it’s all FREE!?!

 

WHAT: KIDflix Film Festival Screening

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 10, 2024 @ 6-10 PM (* Films start at sunset)

LOCATION: Lincoln Terrace Park (Brownsville), E New York Avenue. and Buffalo Avenue. Brooklyn, NY 11213

RSVP:  ______

 

 

FILM: See You Yesterday (USA, 2019)
DIRECTOR: Stefon Bristol
GENRE: Sci-fi / Adventure
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 24minutes
LANGUAGE: In English
AGE RATING: PG-14+

SYNOPSIS: High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin. From director Stefon Bristol and producer Spike Lee comes See You Yesterday, a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past.

 

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August 10, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Lincoln Terrace Park

E New York Avenue and Buffalo Avenue. Brooklyn

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17aug6:00 pm10:00 pmKIDflix Film Fest: Supa ModoBrooklyn's longest running FREE film festival for kids

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Brooklyn’s longest running film festival for kids is baaaack! Inspired by the theme Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes, the 2024 season of KIDflix Film festival celebrates the power of our collective magic.

Screening every Saturday in August, this year’s selection of family-friendly films (ages 6+) are inspired by Afrofuturism, sci-fi, intergenerational tales and fables, and more. Presented by MoCADA in collaboration with African Film Festival,  the festival will include art activities, dance workshops, games, and more.

+ Ice cream, pop corn, water, juice, and other snacks will also be available on site. And did we mention it’s all FREE!?!

 

WHAT: KIDflix Film Festival Screening

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 17, 2024 @ 6-10 PM (* Films start at sunset)

LOCATION: Fort Greene Park (Fort Greene), Dekalb Avenue &, S Portland Avenue, Brooklyn 11205

RSVP:  ______

 

 

FILM: Supa Modo (Germany, 2018)
DIRECTOR: Likarion Wainaina
GENRE: Drama / Superhero
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 14minutes
LANGUAGE: In English, Swahili, Kikuyu
AGE RATING: PG-7+

SYNOPSIS: Jo is a young girl living in a small village in Kenya. It’s her dream to become a super-hero, but unfortunately these ambitions are hindered by her impending terminal illness. As an attempt to make her desires possible the whole village is plotting a genius plan with the goal to make her wish come true.

 

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Time

August 17, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

FORT GREENE PARK

CORNER OF DEKALB AVE + WASHINGTON PARK

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24aug6:00 pm10:00 pmKIDflix Film Fest: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-VerseBrooklyn's longest running FREE film festival for kids

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Brooklyn’s longest running film festival for kids is baaaack! Inspired by the theme Not All Super Heroes Wear Capes, the 2024 season of KIDflix Film festival celebrates the power of our collective magic.

Screening every Saturday in August, this year’s selection of family-friendly films (ages 6+) are inspired by Afrofuturism, sci-fi, intergenerational tales and fables, and more. Presented by MoCADA in collaboration with African Film Festival,  the festival will include art activities, dance workshops, games, and more.

+ Ice cream, pop corn, water, juice, and other snacks will also be available on site. And did we mention it’s all FREE!?!

WHAT: KIDflix Film Festival Screening

DATE/TIME: Saturday, August 24, 2024 @ 6-10 PM (* Films start at sunset)

LOCATION: Brower Park (Crown Heights), Brooklyn Avenue & Prospect Place Brooklyn, NY 11213

RSVP:  ______

 

 

FILM: Spider-Man: Across the SpiderVerse (USA, 2023)
DIRECTOR: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
GENRE: Action/ Comedy / Superhero
LANGUAGE: In English
AGE RATING: PG-9+

SYNOPSIS: After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, Miles Morales, is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence. However, when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders. He must soon redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

RUNNING TIME: 2 hour 20minutes

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Time

August 24, 2024 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00)

Location

Brower Park

Brooklyn Avenue &, Prospect Place

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