October 19, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Led by Kendra Ross
Hosted by Downtown Art
How can art in unconventional places create dialogue for community building? This session will look at the approach used to organize STooPS, a community building event that uses arts to revitalize outside culture in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
We will look at
1. How the sharing of art in atypical settings can create and expand relationships within a neighborhood and creatively confront gentrification;
2. Ways to recognize and affirm community identity, roles, and functions;
3. How to bridge gaps between community members using the above techniques
4. Identifying and sharing techniques to practically adopt in other settings.
This workshop is part of FAB’s year-long series, The Sustainable Artist Toolkit.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Downtown Art, 70 E. 4th Street
About Kendra Ross
Kendra is a dancer, teaching artist, and community worker from Detroit, MI who now calls Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NY home. She was a dancer for Urban Bush Women and currently works for their B.O.L.D network where she co-teaches dance workshops, has been staff for their annual Summer Leadership Institute and co-facilitates community engagement workshops.
As a performer, Kendra has traveled the world dancing for Urban Bush Women, DJ Kid Koala, MBDance, Ase Dance Theater Collective, and many more. Kendra is also the Founder/Director of STooPS, an organization that uses the arts in public spaces as a tool for building and fortifying community. kendrajross.com
Registration is closed for this event.