- What: BLM@Pratt’s Summer Young Artists & Activists Institute
- This project is a free intensive summer program for young people in the NYC area interested in studying, collaborating & practicing methods of community engagement and art as activism. This program is a week long and will take place on Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus (200 Willoughby Avenue). Critical Thinking, Creative Writing, Community Engagement & Multi-Media Performance Pedagogy will be explored during the week.The culminating event on Thursday will include a city-wide pop up performance within Pratt’s landscaped sculpture garden.
- Facilitators: Mahogany L. Browne, Adriana Green, Tongo Eisen Martin & Jive Poetic.
- Where: Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Campus (4 classrooms)
- When: June 26 – 29, 2017; 11am-3pm
- Who: Seniors from surrounding high school campuses have been invited (limit 10 youth) & 20 students (freshman – seniors) from performance poetry & social justice groups from college campus (including but not limited to: BARNARD, BMCC, HUNTER COLLEGE, NYU & QUEENS COLLEGE.)
Hosted by Black Lives Matter Pratt and featuring Amir Sulaiman, Poison Pen, and NYC Poetry Slam Union on May 5, 2017.
What’s Wrong With This Picture?
Pratt’s Panel on the 2017 Whitney Biennial Controversy
The 2017 Whitney Biennial has sparked recent debate and controversy by exhibiting Dana Schutz’s “Open Casket” painting of Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955), an African American teenager lynched at age 14 after being falsely accused of flirting with a white woman.
Bill Gaskins, Artist and Associate Professor of Art at Cornell University was Pratt’s guest Speaker. Gaskins facilitated a student panel and audience discussion examining race and representation, photography, painting and the portrait, the politics of visual culture, art and the academy and the artist as citizen.
Guest panelists (in seated order from left to right): Michelle Wen (BFA in Painting), Rachel Cohen (MFA in Painting), Adriana Green (MFA in Writing), Jive Poetic (MFA in Writing).
*Sponsored by: Pratt Institute Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, School of Art and Design, Pratt Academic Senate’s Academic Initiatives Fund, Pratt UFCT 1460 Faculty Emergency Fund, Pratt Social Justice & Social Practice Collective and Black Lives Matter, Pratt Institute*
Inclusive Pedagogy Scholars will promote diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice on campus.
By researching and assessing the needs of individual schools, the IPSP program will synthesize, strategize and implement positive actions in order to address issues of exclusion, in both the curriculum and pedagogical practices used in classrooms and studio spaces across the Institute.
We are currently accepting applications from current faculty members, full or part time!
#ShutEmDown Pratt ’17
Upcoming BLM Pratt Student Meeting Dates
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday
The Center, Main Hall, Pratt Brooklyn Campus
- January 17th
- February 7
- February 21
- March 7
- March 21
- April 4
- April 18
- May 2
*All dates are subject to change.