20 - 21 October 2017
The Brooklyn Museum announced The Brooklyn Conference: Inspiring Social Change. The Brooklyn Conference brings together artists, leaders, and innovators for dynamic and thought-provoking programming. Taking place Friday and Saturday, October 20 and 21, with a kickoff event on Thursday, October 19, at the Brooklyn Museum, the gathering will explore the intersections of art and social justice.
Advance tickets for The Brooklyn Conference will provide access to conversations, workshops, and keynotes from luminaries including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; Director of Political Engagement at New York Immigration Coalition, Murad Awawdeh; musician/singer Black Thought; journalist Charles Blow; artist Tania Bruguera; media entrepreneur and Girlgaze founder Amanda de Cadenet; President Barack Obama's special assistant for Native American affairs Jodi Archambault Gillette; artist Jeffrey Gibson; artist Ebony Noelle Golden; writer and political commentator Sally Kohn; Women's March on Washington co-founders Bob Bland and Linda Sarsour; poet and essayist Claudia Rankine; artist Laurie Jo Reynolds; Open Society Foundation's Patrick Gaspard, Alvin Starks, and Rashida Bumbray; artist Hank Willis Thomas; #BlackLivesMatter founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza; and Director of Arts in A Changing America Roberta Uno, among many others.