community organizing Archives

  • Tonight at 6pm, Save Our Streets Crown Heights (S.O.S.) will hold a grassroots shooting response at Eastern Parkway and Schenectady Avenue. This will be a chance for the community to take ownership in demonstrating that shootings and killings are not acceptable in Crown Heights, and that too many residents have suffered though the loss of […]

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  • This Sunday the Malcom X Grassroots Movement and the Crystal House Project are sponsoring Malcom X Fest from 12pm-5pm at 89 Crystal St. in Brooklyn. Activities will include Self Defense/Anti Police Brutality Training, t-shirt making workshops, children’s activities, and DJ Asere mixing Malcom X speeches and hip-hop all day. Bring a potluck dish to share […]

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  • Do you have design skills and are looking for a way to make a difference? Submit a logo proposal for our new anti-violence initiative.  See details below, or download the full document by clicking here. — Design Request for ProposalsSave Our Streets Crown Heights(S.O.S. Crown Heights)Stop Shooting. Start Living. OVERVIEWThe Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is […]

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  • The Mediation Center has been busy preparing for the next cycle of the Leadership Training Institute which will start in January 2010 and is seeking participants.  The Leadership Training Institute is a program aimed at bringing together community members who are dedicated to working to improve Crown Heights to both strengthen their leadership skills and […]

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  • Last night around fifty young people and community leaders from Crown Heights gathered in the atrium at Marcus Garvey Nursing Home to talk about gun violence in the community.  Lead skillfully by two youth facilitators, Audley Jackson and Naiyah Wagoner, the young people present had a unique chance to voice their feelings and concerns about […]

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  • The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is beginning to highlight some phenomenal members of this community.Dorothy Jean Bembry-Guet is an active Crown Heights community member, a Leadership Training Institute participant, a union 1199 delegate, a tenant organizer, a mother, a grandmother, and a New York University graduate. She moved to Brooklyn from Georgia and has […]

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