FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BROOKLYN—The ad hoc community formed when 3rd Ward shut its doors is holding its second meeting this Thursday, November 21 at Tutu’s. This town-hall-style moderated panel discussion is open to artists, instructors, students, makers & creative freelancers. The three-part agenda includes: identifying and discussing community projects, resources and topics of interest; connecting people to each other according to their interests; and of course—socializing.
Panelists scheduled to participate include:
- Victoria Valencia (Save 3rd Ward/Figure 1 Collective)
- Andrew Muchmore (attorney and owner, Muchmore’s)
- Launa Eddy (Maker Directory Project)
- Theresa Buchheister (the Silent Barn)
- Dan Lavoie (Freelancers Union)
The first community meeting, held October 23 at The Brooklyn Brewery, addressed the immediate concerns of 3rd Ward’s displaced staff, members, instructors and tenants. There was strong interest in staying connected and rebuilding an independent community, so this second meeting, open to all, will continue its attempt to direct creatives to resources while also helping the community identify its priorities.
Several areas of interest have emerged, including finding/sharing co-working and work spaces, freelance teaching and classroom options, and creative new co-op and collective projects. To support these discussions, a mix of panelists has been invited, including Andrew Muchmore, who has offered to allow teachers the use of Williamsburg venue Muchmore’s for daytime classes; and Freelancers’ Union’s Dan Lavoie. “I think we’ll see our main role as listeners,” said Dan. “We’ll come with notepads and open ears to see how the community is moving and where we can be of assistance.”
Thursday November 21, 2013
7-9 PM (panel discussion)
9 PM- ? (social)
25 Bogart St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206