Brecht Forum

The BRECHT FORUM is a place for people who are working for social justice, equality and a new culture that puts human needs first. Through its programs and events, the Brecht Forum brings people together across social and cultural boundaries and artistic and academic disciplines to promote critical analysis, creative thinking, collaborative projects and networking in an independent community-level environment.

Throughout the year, the Brecht Forum offers a wide-ranging program of classes, public lectures and seminars, art exhibitions, performances, popular education workshops, and language classes. These activities are developed in collaboration with the many social movements and the diverse communities of this most cosmopolitan of cities, and our programs bring together leading intellectuals, activists and artists from New York, across the U.S., and internationally.

Ocean Ana Rising

Mission: Ocean Ana Rising strives for the holistic healing of women of color through innovative truth-telling methods such as live theatrical performance, film & digital media projects, and community arts workshops.

Vision: Ocean Ana Rising envisions  1. the increased exposure to and creation of women's cultural art, which will strengthen women's perception of self and community, resulting in empowered living, 2. a world where women are no longer physically endangered, 3. holistic mental and emotional well-being, and 4. sustained civic action through cultural art-making and community partnerships.  We understand that our greatest tool for liberation is born out of our diverse and collective voices and stories.  We are committed to a nurturing global climate for women so that our artistic expressions are sustained in the spirit of freedom.  We create bridges where there were once boundaries while generating hope and possibility through art and performance for audiences world-wide.

Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC

Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC is a cultural arts direct action group that inspires, enlivens and incites justice and transformation of individuals and communities through creativity, cultural arts and radical expressiveness.  

Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative envisions and works for a world where cultural and artistic practice envelops and sustains wellness and justice movements for individuals and communities.