The Brownsville Community Justice Center

The Brownsville Community Justice Center

The Brownsville Community Justice Center engages young people in a wide variety of strength-based programming informed by positive youth justice, which views young people as assets in their communities.

Archive Exhibitions Supported by The Brownsville Community Justice Center


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5 Uplands
 archive : 2013

This summer, 38 young people from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville and Red Hook were able to participate in PhotoVoice, a participatory photography program that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program are to empower participants, inform policy-makers, and raise awareness about issues facing these young people.

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Archive Sessions and Events Supported by The Brownsville Community Justice Center

Sep 142018

Postcards from Brownsville: Photographing Community

Students will present their collaborative project, “Postcards from Brownsville” and discuss how their photographs can impact insider and outside perceptions of their community.

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Sep 162017

JustArts: Beyond the Simple Selfie

Students from the Red Hook Community Justice Center and the Brownsville Community Justice Center’s Summer Photography Program share what they’ve learned about controlling their own visual narratives and going beyond the simple selfie.

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Sep 292013

Photography Shaping Communities

In this panel, students from the program in Brownsville and Red Hook will present their photographs from the summer followed by a conversation about participatory photography, and ways that photography can be used to address social justice issues in the community.

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