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Training. For members of BMC it means gearing up to lead. Whether it's learning how to transform public education or holding police accountable, we spend a lot of time sharpening our skills so we can win our social justice campaigns.
Training Parent Leaders
On October 4th and 7th, a total of thirty parent leaders and educational justice activists came together to participate in BMC's parent leadership training. The day and a half long series of interactive workshops and panel discussions positioned Central Brooklyn parents to bring progressive change to their school and community school district, as well as to the Department of Education. To learn how you can become a part of our on-going leadership trainings and Schools 360 Campaign, email us at parents@brooklynmovementcenter.org.
Ladies First: No Disrespect Orientation
On Thursday, October 23, members of No Disrespect held our first orientation to introduce new members to our anti-street harassment work. We discussed upcoming projects like hosting an art show in Central Brooklyn and cultivating male supporters. Interested in finding out more? Link up by emailing nodisrespect@brooklynmovementcenter.org.
Fighting For Police Accountability
On Thursday, October 30, over sixty people packed into the Judah International Christian Center in Crown Heights to participate in a training on how to assert your civil rights if approached by the police. The training also included a how-to
session for groups looking to set up their own cop watch operation that will monitor police activity and deter abusive patrolling. Co-sponsored by BMC, the training was facilitated by Djbril Toure and Lumumba Bandele of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) and presented by People's Justice for Community Control and Police Accountability, a coalition consisting of MXGM, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities and the Justice Committee.
Third Rail Podcast
"Revolutionary Birth"
This Friday, BMC members Rae Gomes (Mother, Writer, & Activist) and Tia Strother (new Community Organizer at FUREE) will join us on Third Rail to discuss motherhood and womanhood in movement spaces. And we'll share books that have shaped us politically. Don't want to miss this conversation? Subscribe to our Third Rail podcast in iTunes. And listen to past episodes here.
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