The filmmakers who created “The Undercover Girls Investigate the Trayvon Martin Case” were honored to see their work at the SOS Arts Festival. They brought their friends, had a pizza picnic in Brower Park and saw a lot of great artwork from all around Brooklyn.
What an extraordinary event! On Thursday, May 31st, 2012, students from all over Brooklyn descended on the Brooklyn College campus and gathered at BCAL to share music, videos, artwork, dance, theater and good times. We are incredibly proud of our students and staff for exhibiting their talents and for creating such a vibrant community.
From about the 1690s until 1794, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6-acre burial ground in Lower Manhattan, outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, later known as New York. Lost to history due to landfill and development, the grounds were rediscovered in 1991 as a consequence of the planned construction of a Federal office building. Dane Peters, our athletics supervisor and boy’s club facilitator, brought the boy’s club to the museum and memorial to learn about the history of this sacred space.
We attended the Tribeca Film Festival’s Youth Showcase, “Our City, My Story” on April 26th at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. We saw student-produced films about the Dream Act, bullying, home foreclosures, sagging, teen pregnancy and what it’s like to be a gay teenager in NYC. The young ladies from Walt Whitman Middle School were thrilled to walk the red carpet and be a part of it all (they also got a bunch of autographs and pictures with the filmmakers).