Events

Past Event

The Power of Telling Your Own Story: Workshop

October 26, 2017
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY

This fall, educators are invited join the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, and Brooklyn Brainery in an interdisciplinary journey of storytelling and science. Participants will go behind the scenes at these institutions after hours to experience artworks, gardens, and historical archives. Each workshop will explore how storytelling and science have functioned in support of, and opposition to, each another at key moments throughout U.S. history.

All workshops begin at the Museum and take place from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Register for one workshop ($30), or attend the full series of four ($110).

Spend time analyzing and debating historical and contemporary myths about nationhood, geography, and ownership, and how stories can either oppress or liberate. First, American art scholar and educator Dalila Scruggs will take us through an in-depth analysis of a nineteenth-century painting. Then, sj Miller, activist and scholar at NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformations of Schools, will discuss the power of storytelling as a tool and methodology to foster change and social justice. Registration is now open for up to 20 participants.

This event is sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, and Brooklyn Brainery.