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Social Justice and Equity in Media and Entertainment

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET
Virtual Discussion on our website,
Facebook Live and YouTube Live

With BroSis Board of Directors, Tiffany R. Warren, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group; Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay, Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales & Marketing, TV One; Detavio Samuels, Chief Executive Officer, Revolt TV; and BroSis Executive Director and Co-Founder, Khary Lazarre-White.

BroSis Green Youth Market

Every Wednesday
May 19 – Nov 24, 2021
10:30 am – 6:30 pm ET

Located at West 143rd Street & Amsterdam, at The Johnny Hartman Plaza

Justice in Action: Police Reform and Racial Justice

Thursday, May 20, 2021
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET
Virtual Discussion

On Thursday, May 20th at 7:30 pm, The Brotherhood Sister Sol’s Executive Director, Khary Lazarre-White, will be joining JCC’s Social Justice Activist Ruth Messinger, and Dennis Walcott, President, and CEO of Queens Public Library, as a special guest for a virtual conversation on public safety, racial justice, and efforts to reform/transform policing.

Planting & Art Weeks

April 26 – May 7, 2021
Daily Activities 3 pm – 6 pm EDT

The Frank White Memorial Garden & The Johnny Hartman Plaza

During Planting & Art Weeks we welcome all to join us in the garden as we plant annuals, perennials, vegetables, and herbs; paint and repair structures, and create art preparing the garden and plaza for spring.

#BroSisRising: A Community Celebration

Thursday, April 8, 2021
7:00 pm EDT
Virtual

Thanks to everyone who joined us for #BroSisRising: A Community Celebration, our virtual fundraiser to celebrate our work over the past year, the rise of our new home, and our milestone anniversary – over 25 years of standing with young people to build the future they want to see.

Please share this powerful and joyful digital experience with your friends. 

Thank you for rising with us.

Youth Organizer + Education Justice: Mayoral Candidate Forum

Two-part Forum:

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
4:30 – 6:00 pm EST

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
4:30 – 6:00 pm EST

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our two-part youth-led mayoral forum and engaged with NYC Mayoral candidates.

Candidates included Eric Adams, Scott Stringer, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Diane Morales, and Maya Wiley.

The Way Forward – Education, Labor, Civil Rights

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
6:30 pm EST
Facebook Live
* Facebook account not required to watch!

and YouTube Live

With Ai-jen Poo, Co-Founder & Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance; Pedro A. Noguera, Dean Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, and BroSis Executive Director Khary Lazarre-White.

Education, Covid, Race and America

Monday, October 26th, 2020

6:00 pm ET

Watch on Facebook Live

* Facebook account not required to watch!

With Pedro Noguera, Dean, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California; Ana Oliveria, President & CEO, The NY Women’s Foundation; and Bro/Sis Executive Director, Khary Lazarre-White

BroSis Green Youth Market

Every Wednesday

July 8 – Nov 25, 2020

10:30 am – 6:30 pm ET

Located at West 143rd Street & Amsterdam

Let us know you’re coming by, and share with your Facebook friends here. 

A Youth Vision for the Future of NYC

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
11:00 am EDT
Facebook Live
* Facebook account not required to watch!

Join Bro/Sis youth organizers and activists, and the Liberation Program team for a conversation on a youth vision of the future of New York City. A must watch!
                               
We have over 70 trained youth organizers currently engaged in organizing and advocacy efforts to achieve a more just and equitable NYC for all.

Johnny Hartman Plaza Virtual Programming

Thursday, July 30, 2020
6:00 pm EDT
Facebook Live
* Facebook account not required to watch!

A virtual public programming event for the Johnny Hartman Plaza hosted by Cidra Sebastien featuring Bro/Sis alumna, Rabih Ahmed, founder of LOVE LIGHT & POETRY, a business with a mission to illuminate poetry as a modality of resistance, healing, and celebration.

Check out the live for poetry, healing, and good vibes!

America – Protests, Pandemic and An Election

Friday, June 12, 2020
4pm
https://www.facebook.com/brosis512
* Facebook account not required to watch!

With Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Alondra Nelson, President, Social Science Research Council; Farah Griffin, Chair, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University; and Bro/Sis Executive Director, Khary Lazarre-White .

Art & Activism: A Response To What We Are Facing In America

Thursday, June 4, 2020
1:00 – 2pm
https://www.facebook.com/brosis512
* Facebook account not required to watch!

The conversation was moderated by The Root’s Editor in Chief, Danielle Belton, and featured Bro/Sis alumna, Elizabeth Acevedo, NYT bestseller, Carnegie award winner and National book award winner, and our Executive Director and Novelist, Khary Lazarre-White. Check it out!

COVID-19: What it Reveals About America

Thursday, May 28, 2020
6:00pm
www.facebook.com/Brois512
* Facebook account not required to watch!

With Khary Lazarre-White, co-Founder and Executive Director; and special guests David Remnick, Editor of The New Yorker; and Farah Griffin, Chair, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University.

Johnny Hartman Plaza Virtual Programming

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
6:30pm
Instagram Live

Our next virtual public programming event for the Johnny Hartman Plaza will feature Yoga on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 pm EST via Instagram. Move and Groove Yoga is a Harlem-based wellness initiative that seeks to build community through events focusing on musicmovement and mindfulness practices. Join our host @cidramaria for a Yoga session and conversation with Courtney Liddell. Yoga props not required – just clear some space and be ready to move and groove!

Johnny Hartman Plaza Virtual Programming

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
6:30 pm ET
Instagram Live

Even though social distancing has delayed The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s plan to bring arts and cultural programming to The Johnny Hartman Plaza, a public plaza that we manage in partnership with the DOT, we’ve planned a series of virtual events for May and June to be aired live on Instagram and then shared here and via our other social media platforms.

Justice in Action: Educational Inequity

Thursday, May 14, 2020
2pm ET
Virtual Discussion

On Thursday, May 14th at 2 pm, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s Executive Director, Khary Lazarre-White, was featured in an important virtual conversation with Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s Social Justice Activist in Residence Ruth Messinger and NYC Council Member Brad Lander to discuss how remote learning and the realities of learning and living during a pandemic has made more evident the inequities of our education system; along with Jose Luis Vilson, a full-time math teacher in Inwood/Washington Heights

Covid-19: The Intersection of Race, Art, Social Justice, and Medicine

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
3:00 pm ET
News One’s Facebook Live

On Wednesday, May 13th, at 3pm, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol partnered with NewsOne for a special online event featuring Bro/Sis’ two Artists in Residence, celebrated influential contemporary American artist Carrie Mae Weems and legendary choreographer Bill T. Jones; along with Dr. Aletha Maybank, Chief Health Equity Officer of the American Medical Association, and our Executive Director, Khary Lazarre-White. Jamilah Lemieux, journalist and award winning writer, moderated the discussion.

Youth Run Farmers’ Market

June 26 – November 27, 2019
10:30 am – 5:00 pm ET
143rd Street (between Amsterdam and Hamilton Place)

Celebrating 25 Years: Voices

Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street)

The Brotherhood/Sister Sol has made the difficult decision to cancel our Voices 25th Anniversary Gala, but we look forward to a return to Voices in spring 2021. Stay connected with us for updates by subscribing to our email list. 

Voices is our signature annual celebration of our youth and our life changing programming. Voices provides a platform for our members to share their personal journeys, often through spoken word performances.

Voices 15

May 21, 2019
6:30pm
Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street)

Voices is our signature annual celebration of our youth and our life changing programming. Voices provides a platform for our members to share their personal journeys, often through spoken word performances.

BroSis Torchbearer Training

August 6, 2018 – August 9, 2018
9:30am – 5:00pm
Broadway Housing Communities, Rio Gallery and Rooftop Space

Developed over the course of 20 years, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Rites of Passage Program is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the leading models of holistic youth development.

Voices 14

May 10, 2018
6:30pm
Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway at 36th Street)

Voices is our signature annual celebration of our youth and our life changing programming. Voices provides a platform for our members to share their personal journeys, often through spoken word performances.

Voices 13

May 11, 2017
6:30pm
Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway at 36th Street)

Honorees
Carrie Mae Weems
Jeffrey Wright

Annual Events

Voices Annual Gala

Our signature annual benefit highlighting our youth and life changing programming.

Annual Planting Weeks

Our annual Planting Weeks take place from April 29th to May 9th.

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