Kamau Ware | Founder & Lead Creative
William Ellis | Experience Curator
Lauren Stockmon Brown | Content Producer & Writer
Denise Ochola | Production Manager
Advisory Board 2019-2020
Dr. Bernie Russell
In celebration of Black History Month, explore how to design a walking tour that tells a story with Kamau Ware and GoodWill of Black Gotham Experience. He’ll share how he crafts his walking tours to celebrate the influence of the African Diaspora on New York City. You’ll create the map for a walking tour of a special place or neighborhood in Keynote with iPad and Apple Pencil. #fifthavenuecreates #todayatapple #insideblackgotham
Black Gotham Experience (BGX) is partnering with City School of the Arts (CSA) to produce the first ever youth focused Nerdy Thursdays event. Nerdy Thursdays is a signature event that originated in New York City’s historic Seaport District in spring 2017 as a book club and after-work mixer. This series has evolved into a celebrated space for creative entrepreneurial nerds with established elements including a reading room, revolving DJs, curated panels, and vibrant hosts. These events offer a variety of themes that have engaged audiences from SXSW in Austin, Texas to la colonie in Paris, France. This will be the first Nerdy Thursdays Youth Edition.
The New York City Charter School of the Arts inspires a diverse community of young people to engage with the arts as a pathway to rich and rigorous academic scholarship and a creative, purposeful life.The event’s host, panelists, performers, and DJ will be CSA students. For the past two years, CSA has brought students to participate in the Black Gotham Experience Sarah’s Fire walk, which is part of a series of walks that illustrate the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City.
Black Gotham Experience presents Nerdy Thursdays Youth Edition | PROGRAM
12:30pm students arrive
1pm welcome & introductions by host
1:10pm student panel conversation
1:40pm student performances, readings, & response
2:20pm program concludes
2:30pm student dismissal
Black Gotham Experience and City School of the Arts extends the invitation for other schools and youth to participate. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP by Thursday February 20th.