Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7pm
647 Fulton Street
Downtown Brooklyn (Open to the public)
BRIC is pleased to announce that, as part of its Brooklyn Independent Media initiative, it will present Youth #BHeard, a live-broadcast, town hall-style discussion. The discussion, hosted by Brian Vines (Senior Producer, Brooklyn Independent Media), seeks to reshape the dialogue around youth and violence. Panelists will include Jumaane Williams (New York City Councilman), Nadia Lopez (Principal, Mott Hall Bridges Academy), Ebro Darden (Host/Program Director HOT 97), Juan Thompson (journalist at The Intercept), Jaritza Geigel (youth organizer at Make the Road NY), plus a special panel of Youth Leaders including Aisha Wright, Y.O.S.O.S; Kenneth Champion, Reel Works; Cristal Maria, Millennium High School; and Daury Quiroz, El Puente.
From the Baltimore uprising to viral teen beating videos, the media has once again turned its gaze on youth, asking are they out of control “thugs,” “brutes,” or “animals”? BRIC is looking beyond the violence gone viral and trying to connect with the real issues facing urban youth. What role is media playing in both sensationalizing and desensitizing violence? What are the circumstances today that lead to violent expressions of anger? How are our institutions failing young people? And most importantly, how can their voices help us understand the call to action?
WHAT: Youth #BHeard: Fighting for a Voice, a community town hall
ONLINE: Event page: BRICartsmedia.org/bheard
#BHeard: Join the conversation. Submit your questions to our panelists on social media using #BHeard and they may be answered live during the broadcast.
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