Women's Work is a multi-media arts project honoring the women of Red Hook. It will unfold over the months of April, May, June, and July 2012.
Red Hook residents will choose women who have had powerful impacts on their lives, or on the neighborhood at large. Through photography, poetry and story-telling, we'll create a living history of the women of Red Hook. Here's how it's all going down:
April-May: Red Hook residents will submit photographs and stories of women who have made an impact on their lives to Red Hook Fest producer kamau ware. DTE interns will post the photos to our Women's Work tumblr page.
May 10th, 4pm-6pm @ Red Hook Initiative [71 Hick Street, Brooklyn, NY]:
Poetry workshop with spoken word artist Mahogany Browne.
May 23rd: The Women's Work photo book will be released.
May 31st, 10:30am-12pm @ Red Hook Senior Center [6 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn]: Dance workshop with Violeta Galagarza of KR3TS.
(More workshop dates TBA)
June 1st, 2012 [6:30pm-8:30pm]: The opening night of the Red Hook Fest. As audience members file into PS 15, a slideshow will be projected featuring selected photos from the project. Participants in the poetry workshops will be given an opportunity to share their poems about special women in their lives, followed by performances from renowned spoken word artist Mahogany Browne and DTE's In Transition Hip Hop Theatre Company.
June 2nd, 2012 [12pm-7pm]: Throughout the day on Saturday, Festival volunteers will record audio stories about women who have done their part to heal our community.
July: DTE media artists will bring together the photos, poems, audio, and video into a single media piece, a living history of the women of Red Hook. The piece will be shared at an event open to the public. Date TBA.