It's Labor Day weekend-- the beginning, of the end of Summer-- so this month we're giving you a "Best of Brooklyn Summers" episode. We flash back first to episode 10 when we asked, what makes Brooklyn Summers so special? And then we go to episode 9 when we asked, is street harassment invisible to men?
Open Hydrants & Double-Dutch: There's something about June, July and August in Brooklyn that evokes freedom, youth, and tons of gatherings of Black & brown folk. We'll try to pinpoint that "je ne sais quoi" about Brooklyn summers that makes them so darn good.
Guests: BMC Board Members James Subudhi & Britney Whaley
Is street harassment invisible to men?: The conversations we have with most men about street harassment involve a lot of shock, confusion and disbelief. The ones we have with people who experience harassment are full of camaraderie and the relief of finally being understood. What is the disconnect? Do men even see street harassment going down in Central Brooklyn?
Media: USA: Silent Allies by Joe Samalin
Guest: Aaron Freeman, Co-Host / Engineer of TWIB Radio & We Nerd Hard
This is the remix! To mark the end of Brooklyn Summer, Third Rail is shaking up things with an extra segment this month. Familiar voices join us to share summers that changed us politically. Then we switch gears and discuss how we manage love in the movement. And finally we collectively put together our Top 5 signs we're living in "new Brooklyn."
Mark Winston Griffith, Brooklyn Movement Center
Rae Gomes, Central Brooklyn Food Coop
1. Summers that move you
Some seasons are meant to be forgotten and others, simply put, are life-changing. We share summers that changed us politically.
2. Love in the Movement
When you're a politically conscious and activist Brooklynite, the lines between the personal and the professional can blur and make for lots of sticky dating situations. How do you manage time, political views, break-ups and even meeting people while trying to change the world?
3. Top 5 signs we're living in “new Brooklyn”
Between the changing demographics, rising housing costs, and everyday cultural shifts, there are many signs that Central Brooklyn is rapidly gentrifying all around us. As Central Brooklynites, we share our top five.
4. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup
We have explored gentrification and street harassment on Third Rail before, but on this month's show we focus on these subjects through a different lens. First we discuss being Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood and then we break down being harassed as a queer person of color in Central Brooklyn.
Tasha Amezcua, SOS Program Coordinator, Audre Lorde Project
Debayani Kar , Member, Brooklyn Movement Center
1. What does it mean to be Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood?
In historically Black neighborhoods like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, the race aspect of gentrification is often spoken about in Black & White terms. This episode, we have on two guests to talk about the space between -- what it's like being a Brown person in Central Brooklyn.
2. How are we staying safe, sane and dignified this summer?
We've talked a lot on this show about how Veralyn and Anthonine experience sexualized & gendered street harassment and police harassment look like in Central Brooklyn. But while the aggressors are the same, being harassed as a QPOC looks a little different. Tune in to find out how all of us are working to stay safe, sane and dignified in the streets this summer.
3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup
James Subudhi, BMC Board Member, Neighborhood Activist
1. 2014 Races & Elected Accountability: It's summer! Which means free concerts, trips to Coney Island and... campaign season! What are the big races we should be paying attention to in Central Brooklyn? And how can we hold elected officials accountable after they get into office?
Media: Jockeying to Fill Open Legislative Seats Beginning in Brooklyn
2. Open Hydrants & Double-Dutch: There's something about June, July and August in Brooklyn that evokes freedom, youth, and tons of gatherings of Black & brown folk. We'll try to pinpoint that "je ne sais quoi" about Brooklyn summers that makes them so darn good.
3. "Tell em why you mad" Roundup