- This event has passed.
BRN GRL SPK: a fundraiser for WE ACT
June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
Summer has arrived! We’re celebrating longer days + hotter nights + everything we love about our very own Mama Earth.
That’s why this time the proceeds from our event will benefit WE ACT for Environmental Justice, an NYC climate justice organization that empowers & organizes low-income, communities of color to bulid healthier places where they can live, work, play, and pray.
Come out & show off your skills – music, poetry, comedy, dance, whatever – then end the night with a party!
FEAT. PERFORMER Sonia Denis from the popular Brown Girls web series & Comedy Central’s 2016 Comics to Watch
FEAT. PERFORMERS Nia & Ness, dance & poetry duo
VIBES BY DJ Tara
DRINK SPECIALS + RAFFLE PRIZES
TICKETS SUGGESTED DONATION $10 (Link above)
MIC SIGN UP 7 PM | SHOW 7:30 PM
BRN GRL SPK is Ugonna Okpalaoka + Alessandra Hickson + Mariah Chinchilla + Ranjani Chakraborty. We aim to empower and support women and femmes of color by building community, organizing events, and affecting change. At our quarterly open mic nights, we get together to perform, dance, drink, resist — and most importantly — raise money for organizations dedicated to supporting BRN GRLs and preserving our health, culture, education, and spirit. Allies are welcome to attend & support!
ABOUT WE ACT: It is well-documented that some of the most polluted environments in America are where people of color live, work, play, and pray. WE ACT was started in 1988 when three fearless community leaders saw that environmental racism was rampant in their West Harlem neighborhood, and they demanded community-driven, political change. Today, the organization has grown to over 16 staff members and 2 locations in NYC and Washington, D.C., and is considered an active and respected participant in the national Environmental Justice Movement.