Summer Jams
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We're ready. With 5 additional staff people coming on board this summer, BMC will be ramping up its food sovereignty, anti-street harassment, police accountability and citizen journalism work. Read below how we're bringing the heat.
The Real MVPs
Meet BMC's world-class summer community organizers. From supporting CopWatch and coordinating Food Co-op outreach, to organizing anti-street harassment bike patrols, our summer team will be hitting the streets to connect BMC's work to Central Brooklynites. Click through below to read their bios:
Rae Gomes, Food Sovereignty
Aida Alazar, Police Accountability and Environmental Justice
Carina Arellano, Anti-Street Harassment
The Look of Leadership
BMC held down Central Brooklyn at the May 9th Let Us Breathe Forum in which hundreds of community activists, grant makers, and donors shared analyses and strategies from the front lines of the growing police accountability and Black Lives Matters movements.
BMC board member Monifa Bandele and BMC executive director Mark Winston Griffith were highlighted speakers, as were BMC allies Djibril Toure, Lumumba Bandele and Marlon Peterson. BMC was also awarded a grant from the Let Us Breathe Fund to support its Black-led organizing work.

To cap off the month, Mark made the New York Observer’s “Very Short List” of NYC change makers and was quoted in the Wall Street Journal.
Catch the Action: BMC Meetings
Looking to get involved in one of BMC's working groups? Come to a monthly organizing meeting!
Brooklyn Deep
Third Rail Podcast
On this month's Third Rail we explore gentrification and street harassment through the experiences of queer and brown people. Tasha Amezcua, SOS Program Coordinator at the Audre Lorde Project, (photo right) and BMC member Debayani Kar (photo left) join us to discuss being Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood and being harassed as a queer person of color in Central Brooklyn. To hear this conversation when it drops on June 5th, 
subscribe in iTunes or head to where you can also hear previous Third Rail shows. 
Summer Reporters
This summer Brooklyn Deep kicks its reporting into high gear with two CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students joining our team. Cole Rosengren (photo left) and Andrew Caringi (photo right) will pull back the curtain on the policies and practices that drive neighborhood change in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights.

Live in Central Brooklyn and want to report for Brooklyn Deep too? We want to hear from you! Email Veralyn at
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