Event Calendar

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

651 ARTS Presents The Art of Making Space

March 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


651 ARTS – Brooklyn’s premier institution for the African Diasporic performing arts – will present a special conversation commemorating Women’s History Month and spotlighting Black women in the performing arts with “The Art of Making Space: Black Women Cultural Leaders in Conversation.” Free and open to all with registration, the discussion will be held at The Center for Fiction in Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, March 28th at 7PM.

With opening remarks from 651 ARTS’ Executive Director Toya Lillard, “The Art of Making Space…” will feature an empowering and interactive discussion with four Black women leaders and changemakers in the arts and entertainment industry sharing their stories, challenges, and hopes and will center around the question of “How do Black women hold and create space for one another while navigating systems where, too often, individualism and hyper- competitiveness are rewarded?” Under that umbrella, the conversation will address concepts of engineering places at tables that weren’t necessarily built for you, charting a path for those who may follow, resource sharing and storytelling and redefining what is possible from a place of abundance.

Moderated by nationally-recognized art and social justice educator and arts administrator Robyne Walker Murphy, the esteemed collective of panelists will include: Founder and CEO, The Lay Out Emily Anadu; Founder and Co-Creator, Black-Owned Brooklyn Cynthia Gordy Giwa; Vice President of Learning and Engagement, Weeksville Heritage Center Erica Harper and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Dance Theatre of Harlem Fatima Jones.


March 28
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


The Center For Fiction
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website