Name: Carolyn Butts-Schmalenberger
Aka: Founder and Festival Director for Reel Sisters of the Diaspora
Neighborhood: Crown Heights
Favorite thing about your neighborhood:
Love the people and the small town feel of Brooklyn neighborhoods. My favorite places to people watch is Tom’s, Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect Parks. I enjoy dancing at Franklin Park bar on Fridays.
What did you get funded for?
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series.
What’s that all about?
Reel Sisters presents films produced, directed and written by women of color across the globe. It is the first Brooklyn-based film festival devoted to women in film.
What else do you have coming up?
Launched an exciting new website devoted to showcasing artists and writers. The Artivist Rises, an exhibition on activism in the arts, is on view until May 4, 2015 at 1199SEIU Gallery in Times Square.