The BMC is following up its ground-breaking report on Community School District 16 with a leadership training for parents in district 16â€™s public schools, located in Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights. The training is designed to strengthen parent associations and help parents work collectively to become more effective advocates for their children. Parent Associations accepted into the training program will also receive a $1000 grant for participating parent associations that will help their student literacy and parent recruitment efforts.
Interested parents and parent associations should immediately email Anthonine at APierre@brooklynmovementcenter.org or call us at 718.771.7000.
Pull the Power Lever
With the 2013 campaign season in full swing, BMC is unveiling the Power Lever Project, a civic engagement and political accountability campaign. Check out the responses to a 36th Council District candidate questionnaire issued by BMC, follow an analysis of candidate campaign finance activity, and read Mark Winston Griffith's blog exhorting us to demand more than a political beauty pageant. In the meantime, stay tuned for a calendar of events in NYC's 36th Council District, which encompasses most of Bedford-Stuyvesant and North Crown Heights. Contact James Subudhi at email@example.com for more information.
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Tuesday, July 2
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Street Harassment Working Group Report Back
There was an abundance of energy and support surrounding BMC's Chalk Party, blog posts and rap session during April's International Anti-Street Harassment Week. A group of women met this past Wednesday, June 5 to take the campaign to the next level and put our organizing chops to work so we can improve the ways men and women interact in Bed-Stuy's public spaces. We're getting into some tough subject areas, like figuring out what should a woman being harassed can do to keep safe. And how male and female bystanders in our community should respond if they see harassment happening. Check out the notes for more details on the meeting.
If you're woman who wants to get involved in changing street harassment culture in Bed-Stuy, RSVP here for our next working group meeting on Wednesday, June 19 at 6pm.
If you're a man who wants to be an ally in this work, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk!