Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, and Sakhi for South Asian Women, along with dozens of other social justice organizations, will be presenting a public art project, Between the Door and the Street, on October 19, 2013 by internationally renowned artist Suzanne Lacy, focused on generating dialogue around the most compelling issues of contemporary gender politics. The project will convene hundreds of individuals in conversation on Brooklyn’s most iconic architectural feature – the stoop.
On Saturday October 19, 2013 at evening around dusk, hundreds of women – interspersed with a few groups of men, boys, and girls – will sit in small groups on porches and stoops along a residential street. Sakhi has organized a stoop representing the community we work in, and will engage in dialogue about pressing matters around gender, violence and community.
As an audience wanders freely between stoops, they will be able to observe and listen in on conversations about justice and equity, changing gender roles, family, equity, and global issues of labor, poverty, violence, and migration.
Sakhi’s Executive Director Tiloma Jayasinghe, has been involved in this project since its early phases, and is an Advisory Board member. Come participate in an online panel she will be moderating on October 8th at 1pm, hosted on the Brooklyn Museum’s Facebook page around the question of “How can we protect the right of women to control their own bodies?”