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caribBEING House at the Brooklyn Museum, 2016. Photo courtesy of caribBEING

J'Ouvert Forum

Saturday, August 26, 2017

2–3 pm

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Learn about the cultural significance, updated parade route, and public safety initiatives of J’Ouvert, the pre-dawn Caribbean street festival that occurs in the hours leading up to Brooklyn’s West Indian American Day Carnival. Panelists include Yvette Rennie, President of J'Ouvert City International; Council Member Jumaane D. Williams; and Shanduke McPhatter, CEO of G-MACC Inc. (Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes Inc.). The forum is followed by a Q&A with experts and includes a multimedia presentation. A reception follows at caribBEING House, located in our Biergarten (weather permitting).

This program is part of a month-long residency with Brooklyn-based arts organization caribBEING and is presented in partnership with the Mayor's Office for Community Affairs.

Free with Museum admission.