2017 BlackLivesMatter Pratt Teach-In


Shut Em Down Pratt ’17

February 23, 24, 25 on Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Campus

BLM@Pratt Teach In presents an incredible program Shut Em Down conference, a three day event with generative workshops, panel discussions, critical performances featuring students, community members, and faculty.  

Black Lives Matter @ Pratt is a group of students, faculty, staff, and alumni working together to transform our campus culture, to address systemic racism, and creating dialogues around the racial inequality within our institution, and fostering activism within our campus body. It means confronting anti-Blackness openly and honestly.

Our speakers range from top international poets, to invested grassroots activists, to tenured professors. Confirmed presenters include: Salome Asega, Maureen Benson, Brother(hood) Dance, African-American Policy Forum, Black Nerd Problems, Falu, Camonghne Felix, Amin Hussain, Shola Lynch, Tongo Eisen Martin, Jive Poetic, Clint Smith and Tim Seibles. We are excited for you to join this collaborative movement. 
“There can be no liberation for all Black people if we do not center and fight for those who have been marginalized. It is our hope that by working together to create and amplify a shared agenda, we can continue to move towards a world in which the full humanity and dignity of all people is recognized.” — M4BL


RSVP encouraged, All are welcome.

This event is generously supported by Pratt Institute’s Center for Community Development, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, School of Design, School of Art, Pratt Faculty Union, department of Human Resources, division of Student Affairs, the RiDE initiative, departments of Mathematics and Science, Humanities and Media Studies, Film/Video, Communications Design, and the Pratt Library.

We also thank the Clinton Park Cafe, Social Justice/Social Practice Collective, Center for Equity & Inclusion, Insurgent Poets Society, MFA Writing/Activism, and Women Writers of Color for their assistance with this event.

Questions: BLM@PRATT.EDU

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