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Guide to Voices of Crown Heights oral histories 2016.027

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Voices of Crown Heights oral histories: Produced media, 2017

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Recordings are born-digital.

Scope and Contents

The series contains recordings of six of the seven public programs organized by Brooklyn Historical Society, Weeksville Heritage Center, and Brooklyn Movement Center in relation to the Voices of Crown Heights oral history project conducted by Zaheer Ali, Oral Historian, and Amaka Okechukwu, Project Coordinator, from 2016 to 2017. The programs covered topics of importance to the community including gentrification, race relations, education, policing, and community safety. Programs included panel discussions with a moderator including a question and answer session with the audience, as well as facilitated listening sessions of curated excerpts of oral histories. The programs were edited following recording for a production-quality recording for broadcast.

List of Programs:

March 11, 2017, Community Classroom: Ideas, Innovation, and Education Equity

Hosted by Weeksville Heritage Center in Crown Heights

Participants:Christopher Battist (IntegrateNYC4Me), Petrushka Bazin Larsen (Brooklyn Children's Museum), Max Freedman (Aritst and Educator), Stanley Kinard (Carter G. Woodson Cultural Literacy Project and the Brownsville Heritage House)

April 24, 2017, Story of Policing in Crown Heights—Community Listening Session

Hosted by Brooklyn Movement Center at Repair the World in Crown Heights

Participants: Mark Winston Griffith (Brooklyn Movement Center), Walis Johnson (Brooklyn Movement Center)

May 16, 2017, Beyond Police: Bringing Public Safety to Crown Heights

Hosted by Brooklyn Movement Center, Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, at Brooklyn Children's Museum in Crown Heights

Participants: Ashleigh Eubanks (Audre Lorde Project's Safe Outside the System), Mark Winston Griffith (Brooklyn Movement Center), Shalawn Langhorne (Community Board 8), Marlon Peterson (Crown Heights SOS), Anthonine Pierre (Crown Heights Cop Watch)

June 12, 2017, Listening Session and Discussion: Stories of Neighborhood Change

Hosted by Brooklyn Historical Society

Participants: Zaheer Ali (Brooklyn Historical Society), Amaka Okechukwu (Brooklyn Historical Society)

July 18, 2017, The New Crown Heights? A Neighborhood and Its Future

Hosted by Brooklyn Historical Society

Participants: Amy Ellenbogen (Crown Heights Mediation Center), Mordechai Lightstone (, Lisa Mathis (Crown Heights Tenants Union), Joy-Ann Reid (MSNBC), Sharon Wedderburn (Community Board 8), Michael de Zayas (Entrepreneur/Business Owner)