The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Announces the Launch of Project Protest: The Art of Revolution

"Between the World and Me": A Book Club Hosted by Dr. Brenda Greene

In Partnership with The Center for Black Literature, Medgar Evers College

Meeting One: Wed, Sept 30 at 7PM | The Skylight Gallery

Meeting Two: Wed, Oct 28 at 7PM | The Skylight Gallery

Reserve your space today – space is limited.  Includes a complimentary beverage 

Join a book discussion to lay the groundwork for a month of collective community reading. For this first session - BYOB (Bring Your Own Book: hardcopy, soft copy, or digital) - we'll launch our reading together with a community discussion.

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis, including how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? 


It's Bigger than Ferguson: Widening the Lens on Policed Communities

Hosted by The New Press

October 2015 (Visit for further details) | Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

A timely conversation bringing together activists, authors, and advocates with the Brooklyn community hosted by The New Press, publisher of The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander and The Ferguson Report.

The Politics of Black Life on Stage

October 2015 (Visit for further details) | Skylight Gallery at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

A conversation bringing together pioneers in the arena of arts and the African American experience with Ruben Santiago Hudson (actor, director and playwright); Sonia Sanchez (poet and activist) and Peter Bailey (author and journalist) to look at the last several decades around the politics of Blackness in the world of arts.

12 Angry Men: Tell Us Your Story

The Kumble Theater, 1 University Place, Brooklyn, NY

Dates: Thu, Oct 15 at 6:30PM | Fri, Oct 16 at 6:30PM | Sat, Oct 17 at 12:30PM and 6:30PM | Sun, Oct 18 at 12:30PM – Talks are free and open to the public

Pre-Show Conversations: Each show begins with a pre-show conversation 90 minutes before each show led by one of the authors of 12 Angry Men, a social critic, or historian. 

A Partnership with The New Press and The Civilly Disobedient.


"TREASURE: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping A Detroit Story"- A Film by Dream Hampton

In Partnership with Word*Rock*& Sword: A Festival Exploration of Women's Lives

Fri, Sep 18 at 7PM | Restoration Plaza, Multipurpose Room
The Film will be introduced by Emani Love. There will be a post screening Q and A.

Free Admission

Treasure is a feature documentary about nineteen year old trans woman Shelly 'Treasure' Hilliard whose murder involved police coercion, Jim Crow drug laws, the criminalization of sex work and transphobia. It is about a young Detroit trans community activated by her death, and her family, who are suing for justice.

Selma (2014) Directed by Ava DuVernay | PG13

Thu, Sept 24, 2015 at 7:30PM | Outdoor Plaza at Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Free Admission

Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation was founded in 1967 through a dynamic mix of grassroots activism and the bipartisan support of the then Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Jacob Javits. Restoration remains highly relevant today through a host of evidence-based programs that encompass workforce development, access to benefits and social supports, financial literacy and counseling, health, environment, education, and arts and culture. Restoration serves some 50,000 people through these efforts annually. The Center for Arts & Culture at Restoration promotes the rich legacy of the African and Caribbean Diaspora, while using the arts as a vehicle for creative place-making, community enrichment and presenting art that seeks to strengthen democratic values, promote social justice and present stories that inform and impact our community. Home to such assets as the award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre, the historic Skylight Gallery, and Tony Award-winning Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company, the CAC serves Central Brooklyn and beyond through its multi-disciplinary arts instruction and year-round presenting programs.

The New Press, established in 1990 as a major alternative to the large, commercial publishers, is a not-for-profit publishing house operating in the public interest. The New Press aims to provide ideas and viewpoints underrepresented in the mass media and is dedicated to using its books to leverage social change. Its books provide a platform for leading reform arguments and provide resources for advocates working on the frontlines of change nationwide. The New Press's longtime publishing work includes books by some of the leading voices in criminal justice reform, including Paul Butler, Marc Mauer, and David Cole. The New Press is also the publisher of Michelle Alexander's bestselling book The New Jim Crow. For more information, visit

Rush Arts Gallery provides resources and support to early career, non-commercial artists of color who lacked representation in Chelsea's art district. Since its establishment, this mission has been expanded to support the diverse creative practices of the entire emerging artistic community, including artists, curators and writers from around the globe. Rush Arts Gallery provides an inclusive space for new audiences and promotes experimental ventures in visual art, curatorial visions, performance art, and community involvement. Over the last 19 years, Rush Arts Gallery has grown to also include a second space,  Corridor Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The galleries exhibit over 100 artists throughout the year.  

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