Our Voices Exhibit Celebrates 50 Years of Activism in North Brooklyn: Preview


Well, there’s certainly no shortage of material to shoot from!

The end of May will see the premiere of Our voices seen and heard: a first-hand account, “a display of artifacts from 50 years of protest, activism and victories in the communities of Williamsburg and Greenpoint Brooklyn.”

There are two opening receptions to commemorate the event. A reception on Friday, May 20 invites neighbors to converse and learn from each other at El Museo de Los Sures (120 S. 1st Street). El Museo de Los Sures will house most of the collection’s artifacts, such as posters, panels and leaflets. Below are some excerpts from the collection:

(Images courtesy of Kate Yourke)

Another reception at the Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center on May 26 requires advance registration, so register quickly! The library will display items in their cabinets, so expect smaller items like buttons and t-shirts. Guests will enjoy a screening of the 1992 PBS documentary “Earthkeeping: A Call to Action,” followed by a discussion.

The exhibition is organized by Southside United HDFC – Los Sures (El Museo de Los Sures) in partnership with the Greenpoint Library and Education Center.


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