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Black Art Story 2020 presents “CYPHER: Black in America”
February 6 @ 6:30 PMFree
Black Artstory month 2020 salutes Fort Greene and Clinton Hill African-American artists and activists that creatively and courageously wielded their words in pursuit of a higher cause through the SOME WORDS festival. Programs will be held for all ages, from art installations to oral history shares/collections, to gathering salons…
Some Words presents “CYPHER: Black in America”
On February 6th at 6:30PM, there will be salon-style session using Hip Hop as a springboard to discuss issues and ideas in the realm of social justice, wellness and culture. Curated by FOKUS. The event will be held at Locals on 332 Myrtle Avenue.
Space is limited, RSVP is required. RSVP HERE
What’s really the most destructive system for Blacks in America? How do you celebrate Black Joy? Let’s talk about these topics and more!
This CYPHER analyzes what it means to be Black in today’s society. Through our session, FOKUS will discuss the challenges – hoisted upon us by society, culture, family, friends and also by ourselves; the successes and opportunities that are also presented.
CYPHER sessions are informal discussions that use music as a springboard for deeper conversations.
The primary program areas of FOKUS are:
arts education: teaching experiences using arts and artists in schools, community centers and other spaces. These programs allow students to develop discipline, leadership and responsibility through the exposure and practice of the arts.
arts in the community: short-run experiences that bring art into communities. These include art shows, film screenings, panel discussion and curation of spaces.
arts awareness: quarterly publication of INSIGHT magazine which provides access into the minds of artists and expands on what is considered art. INSIGHT is a story board gallery of artists from diverse background and disciplines.