EVENT:Performance and Perceptions of a Black frame: Behind the Scenes with Emir Lewis

Performance and Perceptions of a Black frame: Behind the Scenes with Emir Lewis Tuesday, February 23 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm Engineering Building Room 307, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn Emir Lewis, renowned editor and producer for video and film will be giving a presentation and interview at Pratt to discuss aspects around #BlackLivesMatter and @OscarsSoWhite. Mr. Lewis is… Continue reading EVENT:Performance and Perceptions of a Black frame: Behind the Scenes with Emir Lewis

EVENT – Image/Re-Image: Visualizing Why “Black Lives Matter” Now

Monday, February 29 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in East Hall Room 312, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn This talk, by Pratt professor Ann Holder, will focus on how the relationship between visual culture and “Black Lives” exposes the limitations of U.S. democracy, and reveals active practices of Black citizenship that have posed new paths toward an… Continue reading EVENT – Image/Re-Image: Visualizing Why “Black Lives Matter” Now

EVENT: Concerning Violence – Documentary Screening and Talk Back

Monday, February 1 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Alumni Reading Room, Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn Black Lives Matter Pratt and professor Todd Ayoung will be screening the film, Concerning Violence, on the first day of Black History month. Concerning Violence is a 2014 documentary written and directed by Göran Olsson based on Franz Fanon's essay… Continue reading EVENT: Concerning Violence – Documentary Screening and Talk Back

EVENT: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle Against Environmental Racism in the United States

Wednesday, January 20th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm in the Alumni Reading Room Led by Professor Carl Zimring, this Black Lives Matter at Pratt event will feature a talk on the deep links between race and sustainability; how to think about environmental racism and environmental justice in the broad scope of telling American history. The event… Continue reading EVENT: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Struggle Against Environmental Racism in the United States

Social Justice at Pratt! Stipends Available!

Social Justice at Pratt! Stipends Available! Inspired by student/faculty meetings last spring, members of the Social Practice Faculty Seminar wrote and received a grant related to racial/social justice and student well-being on campus. Four students will each be paid a small stipend to help shape and facilitate two listening sessions on the meaning of justice,… Continue reading Social Justice at Pratt! Stipends Available!

EVENT: Supporting Student Well-Being: Talking about Social and Racial Justice

Monday, November 30, 12:30pm Pratt Brooklyn Campus, Alumni Reading Room Pratt's Social Practice Faculty will be hosting a listening session focused on the relationship between student well-being and racial justice at Pratt Institute. Student perspectives will inform a series of seminars planned for the spring. Pizza will be provided. RSVPs are preferred - click here to… Continue reading EVENT: Supporting Student Well-Being: Talking about Social and Racial Justice

EVENT: An Uncomfortable Conversation about Race in America Today

Tuesday, November 17, 12:30pm Pratt Brooklyn Campus, Location TBD Voice artist Fay Victor and historian/blogger Cisco Bradley will lead an interactive conversation about race and the new civil rights movement as they are manifest in the United States today. Discussions will cover a wide range of contemporary issues like police violence against people of color, white… Continue reading EVENT: An Uncomfortable Conversation about Race in America Today

EVENT: National Black Solidarity Day

Monday, November 2, 1:00pm to 2:00pm Pratt Brooklyn Campus, Cafeteria In honor of National Black Solidarity Day faculty, staff, alumni, and students hosted a reading of A Day of Absence: A Satirical Fantasy was written in 1965 by Douglas Turner Ward as political satire. This play was read at Brooklyn College in 1969 and inspired Black Solidarity… Continue reading EVENT: National Black Solidarity Day

EVENT: Antena, Language Justice Presentation

Wednesday, October 7, 12:30–1:30 PM Pratt Brooklyn Campus, Film/Video Building (550 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, NY) Antena is a language justice and literary experimentation collaborative founded by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both writers, artists, literary translators, book-makers, and activist interpreters. Focusing on building multilingual spaces, Antena has a wide array of inititatives that range from exhibiting and publishing… Continue reading EVENT: Antena, Language Justice Presentation