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.
Breaking Bread on MLK Day
Monday, January 16 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Higgins Hall, 61 St. James Place, Brooklyn
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breaking Bread on MLK Day is a time for the Pratt community to come together and celebrate and reflect on the works and teachings of Dr. King, and the efforts that continue in his name today. This event will be held Monday, January 16, 2017 in the Higgins Hall Auditorium from 4-6 PM.
Featuring performances by spoken word poet and activist Dominique Christina, BK Slam, Brotherhood Dance Troupe, and Jive Poetic of BKHP
This event is open to Pratt students, faculty, and staff. Community members intrerested in attending can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Mahogany L. Browne, Black Lives Matter Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colby Sim, Assistant Director for Student Engagement, email@example.com
Ebony Noelle Golden: On Black Feminism, Visibility & the Movement
Tuesday, November 29 from 12:45pm to 1:45pm AND
The Center, Main Hall, Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus