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Looking Back, Moving Forward
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This summer was action packed for BMC staff, BMC members and our working groups. We worked long hours, celebrated hard, and are continuing to move towards building power in Central Brooklyn.

Summer Movements
BMC's 2nd Annual Summer BBQ went DOWN last month! We eat, drank, boogied, and debuted our official BMC Swag! (Get yours HERE.) Thank you to all who volunteered to make the day happen. Check out the pics here.
Planning for the Central Brooklyn People's Food Co-op has begun! On Aug 20th, neighbors came together over food to discuss how to begin building a food cooperative that serves Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights. Want to help make this a reality? Join our working group.
Primary Day is tomorrow! To get Central Brooklyn ready to vote, BMC hosted two debates with the candidates in the 36th District City Council race. Read our tweets on what went down, and head over to BMC's Power Lever Project to learn more about where these candidates stand.
 
Know where you're going to vote? Find your polling site here.
On August 22, BMC and thousands others claimed victory when the City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg's vetoes, and passed the Community Safety Act (CSA), expanding the ban on racial profiling and establishing an independent oversight of the NYPD. In addition to being a part of the Communities for Police Reform (CPR) coalition, BMC co-sponsored a forum on CSA and helped mobilize critical community support for the bill. Special shouts to board member Monifa Bandele and to Malcolm X Grassroots Movement for their tireless work against abusive policing over the years.
Plan The Movement
Planning on being a part of BMC moving forward? RSVP here for the annual meeting and to set the agenda for the coming year.
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Supporting The Movement
Some organizations have foundations funders. In the Brooklyn Community Foundation's Marilyn Gelber (top) and Toya Williford (bottom), we found committed partners. With its second year of funding, Brooklyn Community Foundation continues to provide essential support to BMC’s Community School District 16 project and our parent organizing.
Food. It is central to BMC’s activities and identity. Which is why all praises are due to local restaurateur Craig Samuel (right), and his business partner, Ben Grossman (left), who own Peaches, the Pantry and several other local establishments. Craig and Ben literally make it their business to support BMC and other community organizations with in-kind contributions and affordable catering options.
Big shouts to entrepreneurial titan, Monique Greenwood, and her establishment, Akwaaba Mansion.  Akwaaba was a charming and spacious setting for BMC’s second annual BBQ.
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