Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis teaches courses on the Black Arts Movement and Art Making and Civic Engagement at the New School. He is the director of programs and education at Exalt, an equitable future for court-involved youth. Their model is not just about avoiding jail. It is about re-engaging young people in their love for learning and in helping them understand the urgency of taking action to reverse their journey along the school-to-prison pipeline. While Exalt is not a school, their model has broad implications for the intersection of education and juvenile justice, as well as the future of our economy.

Past Olios with Brian Lewis

What is Radical Citizenship?

Join Brian Lewis as we discover the 9/11 inspired poetry of NYC author/activist, Sekou Sundiata, and tour the African Burial Grounds as part of the Think Olio x National Parks Series. We'll discuss the notion of 'A Thin Place', where past meets present and the idea of radical citizenship.

Venue: None

Teacher: Brian Lewis

Feb. 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

OlioHouse | Breaking Bread: An Olio Salon Dinner

Join educator and community activist Brian Lewis for the first OlioHouse salon dinner. We'll have Olios during the day and cap off the evening with a shared dinner centered around the theme of identity and what it means to be a radical citizen.

Venue: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Teacher: Brian Lewis

June 22, 2019, 2 p.m.

NYC Poetry Festival | Sekou Sundiata & Radical Citizenship

This Olio will explore the life, work and unique methodologies of civic engagement that were pioneered by Sundiata.

Venue: Governors Island

Teacher: Brian Lewis

July 28, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

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Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.