The Brooklyn Historical Society Explores the Role Artists Can Play in Fighting Gentrification

Photo by Susan De Vries


    Artists are often seen as the first wave of gentrification in a neighborhood, but they can also use their creative power to bring attention to issues in their communities.

    In a conversation at the Brooklyn Historical Society, artists will grapple with the actions they can take in protecting the housing and economic rights of their communities. Delving into the topic will be Catherine Green of Arts East NY and artists Martha Rosler and William Powhida. The conversation will be moderated by Sharon Zukin, author of Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places.

    The program will take place on Monday, April 8 at BHS, located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights. The lecture starts at 6:30 p.m. and the doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for BHS Members. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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