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Over fifty members and supporters were on hand to participate in BMC’s Second Annual Meeting. It was a decidedly fabulous affair, and if you couldn’t make it, here’s a taste of what you missed.
One Love:
Our Annual Meeting Round Up
Back to the Future
Bonding & Reflection
After opening greetings by BMC board chair Fernando Lorence, NY1 host Errol Louis held the room with stories of BMC’s political roots, and with a challenge to Brooklyn Deep, BMC’s new adventure in citizen journalism, to tell Central Brooklyn’s “truth.” Sign up here to get Brooklyn Deep news!
Member Andrew King led an icebreaker, in which BMC members got to know each other by sharing "two truths and a lie." Then board member James Subudhi and Lead Community Organizer Anthonine Pierre had us all look inward to explore our individual relationships with BMC. See what went down here!
All in a year’s work
#Startedfromthebottom
Members and staff reported out on the issues and campaigns that BMC has pursued over the past year, as well as the amazing progress we’ve made in the areas of parent organizing, food justice, anti-street harassment work, and police accountability.
With the organization just shy of three years old, BMC members asked to hear BMC's history. So Communications Organizer Veralyn Williams debuted our mini-documentary on how we got started movement building in Central Brooklyn. Watch here!
Newest Board Member
"I Ride with BMC"
Join us in welcoming Janel Quarless-Cole, BMC’s newest board member, who was voted onto the board by acclimation during our annual meeting. Janel is a compelling addition to the BMC leadership team in part because of her campaign organizing experience and enthusiasm for fundraising. A resident of Flatbush, Janel is currently the New York Legislative Campaigns Manager for Working Families. Read her full bio here.
As part of our continuing efforts to document why our members join BMC, BMC member and photo storyteller Murray Cox set up a photo booth at the annual meeting. As a result, we captured still photos and videotaped responses to three questions about our members' hopes and dreams for BMC and Central Brooklyn. Big, BIG shouts to Murray for his beautiful rendering of BMC profiles in community power. See what he captured here
Third Rail Podcast
"Telling stories. Taking care of business."
On this month's Third Rail podcast, Monique Greenwood (Owner & CEO, Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns) and Kai Wright (Editor-at-Large, Colorlines) join us to explore the intersection between citizen journalism and community entrepreneurship in Central Brooklyn. Listen Here. And get caught up on all Third Rail episodes by subscribing in iTunes or heading to our website to listen.
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