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Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Grand Finale

After the huge success of our week long DDFR photo and story sharing stations at Brooklyn College, last night’s Grand Finale proved to be nothing short of amazing! It was a truly proud moment for BCCP to see this partnership bring together the Brooklyn College community. Thank you to everyone who has been involved in DDFR.

And as Steve Ausbury (BCCP Deputy Director) put it best:
“I learned so much during this process, but most of all it’s the notion of history as a process that we are currently living in and co-creating, (rather than history as something that happens or happened to “more important” people) that has cast the greatest impression. We’re all important people! Photography has the power to frame and crystalize our historical process, our lives as we live them. And if we don’t seize this power to capture, narrate, and archive, certainly others will do it for us, misrepresent us, or, worse, ignore us.”

 

For these reasons and so many more, we encourage you to engage with this post and to continue sharing your photos and stories.

 

Don’t forget to contribute your photos to DDFR.tv and follow us on twitter (@thebccp) !

 

BCCP hosts Digital Diaspora Family Reunion at Brooklyn College – Day 1

 

If you were unable to join us for the first day of Digital Diaspora Family Reunion, be sure to stop by our various locations Wednesday and Thursday.

Day 2 – Wednesday, October 17th: 301 Roosevelt & SUBO Basement
Day 3 – Thursday, October 18th: TBA (follow us on twitter for updates)

BCCP hosts Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow

Thomas Allen Harris photoBROOKLYN, NEW YORK (October 8, 2012)—The Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) will host the Flatbush Brooklyn edition of the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) Roadshow this October on the Brooklyn College Campus. The DDFR Roadshow—the brainchild of filmmaker, journalist and educator Thomas Allen Harris—will bring together students, staff, alumni, faculty and the local community to share stories contained in their family photographs during a week-long, multimedia community photo-sharing event funded by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund.

“So much of our family histories are hidden away in attics and basements or buried on hard drives and cell phones. Yet those family photos are a treasure trove of stories about where we come from and how we are connected across our various differences, which is especially important at a time when we as Americans are grappling with who we are as a country,” said Harris, CEO of Chimpanzee Productions and award-winning filmmaker whose own family archives serve as the basis for many of his films. “We are happy to be working with BCCP to bring this experience to Brooklyn College in our first campus-wide DDFR Roadshow and hope it will be a model for community engagement partnerships across the country.”

From October 16-18, the BCCP invites the Brooklyn College community, local Flatbush residents and general public to participate in a series of entertaining and informative community photo-sharing sessions, a veritable “show and tell” revealing the diverse individual and family stories from the extended Brooklyn College community and surrounding neighborhoods. Dozens of campus groups will take part in the innovative DDFR Interactive Rodashow including: the Student Leadership Council, Black Male Initiative, LGBT Student Group and Advisory Board, Brooklyn College Alumni Association, Retirees, BCCP High School Program and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Read more…

BCCP Arts Festival 2012

Arts Festival Flyer

Album Release Party

Students, artists, and producers from our music production program released three CDs on Friday, June 10th, 2011. Teaching artists Entrfied and Emi hosted the event which featured performances by Brooklyn Future Records (IS 291) and the Black Jackets (BCAL). Congratulations to all the students and teachers on a successful year!