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Catherine Green (American, born 1952). Untitled, 1991. Chromogenic photograph, image: 11 x 16 in. (27.9 x 40.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Helen Babbott Sanders Fund, 1991.69.1. © Catherine Green. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

When Yes Means No: A Roundtable on Consent in Carnival Culture

Thursday, August 17, 2017

7 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the West Indian American Day Parade, there are many questions circulating about how we can preserve cultural traditions while also prioritizing the safety of our communities, particularly when it comes to the safety of women.

Join our conversation on consent, risk, and sexuality at J’Ouvert and other festivals. This conversation unpacks sexuality and consent in Caribbean festival culture and demystifies misconceptions around cultural traditions.

Schedule:

  • 7 pm NYC premiere of Bottom in De Road (Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, 2015, 50 min.), a documentary that investigates how women’s bodies act as sites of empowerment and objectification in Caribbean carnival culture
  • 8 pm Panel discussion moderated by Shelley Worrell, founder of caribBEING. Panelists include recording artist Lyrikal; Pastor Monrose, Director of Faith-based and Clergy Initiatives at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office; Nicole “Zyoness” Crowley, model, plus-size advocate, and community activist; and Rosamond S. King, Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College and author of Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination
  • 9 pm Reception at the caribBEING House in the Biergarten (weather permitting)

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. To receive the Member code, please email membership@brooklynmuseum.org with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!

Part of A Year of Yes: Reimagining Feminism at Brooklyn Museum.