Breaking Down the Walls: Brooklyn #BHeard on Immigration,

BRIC is pleased to announce that, as part of its BRIC TV initiative, it will present Breaking Down the Walls: Brooklyn #BHeard on Immigration, a live-broadcast, town hall-style discussion, October 22 at 7pm. The discussion, hosted by Brian Vines (Senior Producer, BRIC TV), will examine the state of immigration and the policies (or lack there-of) that affect New Yorkers.
The face of immigrant Brooklyn is diverse and each story is complex. But a common thread among so many immigrants is the wish for security, tolerance and a legal path to continue contributing and living here. From the child who only knows NYC as her home, to the first generation parent responsible for supporting his family in his home country abroad, to the aging worker with limited prospects for retirement—immigration is a human rights issue which can no longer be avoid.
In the upcoming Presidential elections, hope and fate are once again in the hands of those running for the nation’s highest office. What happens on a national, and even global level will affect immigrants here in the Big Apple. But as the country’s most diverse city, the reverse is also true, and that’s why we need to discuss what we’re doing…what work lies ahead…and how Brooklyn can #BHeard on Immigration.

WHAT: Breaking Down the Walls: Brooklyn #BHeard on Immigration, a community town hall
Moderator: Brian Vines (BRIC TV)

Carlos Menchaca, City Council Member/Chair of the Committee on Immigration
Linda Sarsour, Arab American Association
Adrian Carasquillo, Immigration Reporter, Buzzfeed News
Alina Das, NYU Law Professor-Director of NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic
Shena Elrington, Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice, the Center of Popular Democracy

WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 7-9pm
WHERE:BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Downtown Brooklyn (Open to the public)
ONLINE: Event page:
#BHeard: Join the conversation. Submit your questions on immigration on social media using #BHeard and they may be answered live during the broadcast.
Facebook, Instagram: @BRICtv Twitter @BRIC_TV

CONTACT: Alex Quintero, Associate Marketing Director, BRIC Community Media,
Tel: 718.683.5596 Email:

About BRIC
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.
Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV; and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.
BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
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BRIC TV is an award-winning cable TV and digital network created by BRIC and based in its state-of-the-art media facilities in downtown Brooklyn. BRIC TV covers local and hyper-local programming, ground-breaking original series, news and documentary programming. With an audience of influential tastemakers and a reach of millions, BRIC TV is the voice of the borough — reflecting the best that Brooklyn has to offer and telling Brooklyn’s story to itself and the world at large. BRIC TV is Brooklyn without boundaries… Programming can be found on, on Time Warner 756, Verizon FiOS 46 (all 5 boros), and Cablevision 70, and also on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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