This is a challenging time for the South Bronx community and beyond. Following its mission as a vital cultural resource and community hub, the Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) continues to find ways to create connections and community through its ongoing response to the COVID-19 emergency.
Since closing its doors to the public, the BDC has:
- Transitioned all of its educational programs online. The BDC staff have made sure the students stay connected by facilitating WiFi and dropping off laptops and iPads to anyone who needs them.
- Paired all current Bronx Junior Photo League students with one of their teachers as a mentor for additional support and wellness check-ins.
- Moved its exhibitions and public programs to an online format.
- Donated over 100 face masks, eye protection, bottles of isopropyl alcohol, and Clorox wipes to the Lincoln Hospital EMS base.
- Launched an Emergency Fund for Families, to make sure that our students, volunteers, and others in the BDC community, especially the elderly and the sick, are receiving deliveries of food and medical supplies when needed.
- Provided the Bronx community with a continuously up-to-date resource guide and news briefing with information about keeping safe and finding things families need–from help with food aid to free internet hookups.
- Created and distributed downloadable flyers with information on COVID-19 and installed monitors displaying safety and health information at our BDC storefront.
- Sounded the alarm—BDC Executive Director Michael Kamber has spoken about the dramatic lack of information and resources available in Bronx public housing; The New Yorker, and NPR.
Bronx Documentary Center
614 Courtland Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451