Upstanders Fest Brooklyn: #FreedomCitiesEnjoy a woke evening of discussion, ideas and interactive art making, to raise consciousness around Freedom Cities, a movement where immigrants, black and brown people, muslims, workers, and other marginalized groups can live in safe and thriving communities. Join locals artists and activists at the Old Stone House as we turn a listening ear to understand ways of using art to advocate alongside change makers and leave with new connections, skills and action steps.
Upstanders Fest: Freedom Cities producers, have handpicked a dynamic panel of changemakers to speak about their work as artists and activists centered around immigration reform, sanctuary and Freedom Cities.
Sol Aramendi (photographer, educator, wage theft activist and Journalero App developer),
Dianne Hebbert (painter, printmaker, curator and installation artists) and Samantha Johnson (activist with Million Hoodies Movement for Justice.)
Upstanders Fest is a nationally traveling program of Museum of Impact
Freedom Cities demand that our communities have the resources they need to thrive. It’s about making entire cities safe for all oppressed communities. We believe we all deserve to live with dignity and have the opportunity thrive without fear of physical or economic violence at the hands of the corporations, vigilantes or government.
This event is presented in conjunction with the Old Stone House's current exhibition, "Multilocational," in which artists Cecile Chong and Natalia Nakazawa celebrate the presence of mixed cultural identities in their families and in our larger community.
What Happens at Upstanders Fest?
Channel your inner Upstander - Stand Up. Speak Up and Act Up for what you believe in through meaningful dialogue, storytelling, performance, crafts, curated exhibits, and so much more as we build intentional community!
Make art and build power with like minded locals.
Articulate hopes and dreams to discover the role you play in 'Being the Change'.
Try hands on activities and games to encourage equity and creativity.
Enjoy discussions, spoken word, music, zine making and more to support causes you care about.
This national public program is produced by Museum of Impact.