BMC integrates multimedia — any combination of text, audio, still images, video and social media — with grassroots activism. Our goal is for BMC members to become Citizen Journalists driving conversations that address relevant issues in Central Brooklyn. Check out our citizen journalism projects below!
Have an idea for a project of your own? Or want to be down with what we do next? Email Veralyn Williams at [email protected].
BMC partnered with Telem Center for the African Child, a New York-based organization providing cultural, educational and recreational programs for children of African descent, to run a week-long radio workshop around street harassment.
In doing anti-street harassment work in Central Brooklyn, we sometimes get feedback that criticism of street harassment is a “first-world luxury” of middle-class women. But how is street harassment here, processed by those of us who are from the developing world? Through interviewing members of Central Brooklyn’s African immigrant communities, we trained Teen Reporter’s to explore the complexities of street harassment across cultures.
Listen to what they found:
On The Block
On The Block is a video series profiling people in our community. As a Central Brooklyn based, community organizing group, BMC is committed to serving as a platform to amplify local voices.
BMC believes everyday people are the true reporters of the community. In Summer 2012 we launched our Bed-Stuy Photo-A-Day challenge, and ask Central Brooklyn residents to snap a picture that represents the chosen theme of the day.