Each One Teach One [ NYFW 2017 ]
You are invited to the launch of BRUJAS next special collection, Each One Teach One. The line is especially inspired by the Mississippi freedom schools of the 1960's, Michel Foucault’s Discipline and Punish and the uniforms worn by BRUJAS during their Catholic school youth on the Lower East Side. Each One Teach One is for the free-minded and disciplined revolutionary, back to school and work wear for contemporary rebel youth.
Celebrating the release of this collection during NYFW, BRUJAS presents a day of Teach-Ins on the Lower East Side, the birth place of our organization. The Teach-Ins will include workshops and lectures on topics from native New York plants movements to a writing workshop on "Poems that Kill" to the history of Student Strikes with both educators and students sporting BRUJAS' Each One Teach One collection.
1:00PM: “The Hoodie: Nearly a Century of Connotations, Commercialization, and Combatants” This workshop uses Michel Foucault’s “Disciplines and Sciences of the Individuals” to frame an examination of the hoodie, tracing its evolving symbolism from the 1930s through 2017 and its relationship to the body, individualization, homogenization, discipline, and surveillance. Educator: Sloane Adrogué Gustafson.
2:00PM “With All Deliberate Speed” Almost 63 years ago, Brown vs Board of Ed determined "separate but equal" unconstitutional, yet fast forward it is 2017, and NYC has the most segregated schools in the country and minimal efforts to tackle it. Why hasn't this "liberal" city ever desegregate its public schools? What causes this segregation to begin with? This workshop tackles the overarching questions that affect 1.1 million students across New York and the nature of public education as we know it. Educator: Hebh Jamal.
3:00PM “Each One Teach One” is an exercise in reimagining and taking control of ways we teach and learn from one another. Beginning with a discussion that critiques the standard structures of schooling and indoctrination, we will then break out into small groups and teach ourselves about a broad range of organizations, movements, revolutionary thought, and radical pedagogies. Each group will then teach the collective about what they learned, forming the groundwork and the shared language needed to lead into a productive dialogue about the connections between education, resistance, movement building, and the roles we play in a violent world. Educator: Sam Kiyomi Turner.
4:00PM SCHOOL PHOTOS
*4:30PM “We Want Poems that Kill" is a poetry workshop that highlights words by Amiri Baraka, Dwayne Betts, June Jordan, and other revolutionaries writers and thinkers. There will be a guided free write and discussion session as well. Educator: Zaina Alsous.
*4:30PM “Urban Herbalism” In this workshop we will begin with a conversation on how we integrate plants in our everyday urban existence and what nature means to us. We will use the native plant garden to learn to identify several plants and their medicinal properties. Participants will leave this workshop with the knowledge of at least one plant and a recipe that they can implement into their daily life practice. Educator: Antonia Estela Pérez.
5:30PM “Mapping and Striking in the Edu-Factory” This workshop will explore how to map, strike, take over, and/or break out of the Edu-Factory. Taking inspiration from past rebellions against prisons and slavery, we'll discuss how freedom school struggles can counteract aims to discipline young people and produce docile workers. Educator: Conor Tomás Reed.
DATE: September 9th, 2017
LOCATION: Solar One, Lower East Side
TIME: 1-6 PM
09/09/2017 at 01:00 PM
Kesho Wazo Fest - Portland, ME
Kesho Wazo, Maine’s transformative youth arts and activism collective brings you Portland’s own Wazo Fest on July 21st- 23rd, 2017. Healthy, peaceful, and stimulated creative minds are the key to building a strong community. Wazo Fest is Kesho Wazo’s remedy for the city to stimulate deep healing and give voice to Portland’s amazing diversity.
Wazo Fest will feature music, film, meditation, discussions, workshops, skating, and healthy food as the vehicles by which we will empower all members of our community.
Friday July 21 - 6 to 8 pm - FOX FiELD KENNEDY PARK - Community BleSSing and Dance Comp
Saturday July 22 - 12 to 5 pm - PORTLAND SKATE PARK - SKATE COMP, BBQ, COMMUNiTY KiCK BALL
Saturday July 22 - 10pm - 1 am - ZERO STATION - AFTERPArty, Cypher Co Hosted by BRUJAS
Sunday July 23 - 12 - 5 pm - EAST END Ft. ALLEN PARK - WORKSHOPS, LiVe MUSiC, FASHION
cop TIX !
07/21/2017 at 08:00 PM
ANTI PROM 2017
( TIX ) Anti-Prom is BRUJAS' largest annual queer formal party. Referenced by some as the “Met-Gala of the Underground,” the event celebrates the beginning of what are always known to creatives and especially skaters as legendary NYC summers. BRUJAS has invited sportswear brand, Gypsy Sport, to continue the legacy of creating a safe space for experimental fashion that encourages non-binary gender expression. By challenging “Americana" traditions such as Prom that have built and enforced patriarchy, together we hope to hold a moment of queer unity. With tickets sold in polyamorous packs of 4, and traditional 2 packs, this event is all about celebrating and nurturing true diversity, creativity and inclusivity with honor for authentic NYC culture. Stay posted for our lineup but grab your early bird priced tickets now, which will only be available for a limited quantity. 21 + (NO BYOB)
06/15/2017 at 07:00 PM
BRUJAS Hit Boston
Thursday April 20th: Opening Reception****
3-4pm: Artist Talk [ Pozen Center ]****
7-9:30: Music and Board Auction -- all proceeds of our auction will benefit The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition and Hispanic Black Gay Coalition. [Godine Gallery]****
Saturday April 22nd: Play Time****
2-4pm: Game of S.K.A.T.E. w/ prizes [Meet at Ruggles courts SW Corridor Park, Corner of Albert st and Prentiss St Boston]****
8pm: Party w/ Live Mixing by BRUJAS [ DM instagram for location ]****
04/20/2017 at 08:00 PM