Nat'l Leaders Discuss Immigrant Issues | Rethinking School Discipline | A New Vision for Crown Heights

September 21, 2016

Next Week: Nat'l Leaders Discuss Immigrant Issues in Brooklyn 

Our 2nd annual Invest in Youth Dinner is next Tuesday, September 27th at the Wythe Hotel. This "TED Talk with great food" features an in depth discussion on critical issues facing immigrant youth and families with Jose Antonio Vargas (Founder, Define American), Linda Sarsour (Executive Director, Arab American Association of New York), and Opal Tometi (Executive Director, Black Alliance for Just Immigration). 

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Plus: Bill de Blasio joins the mayors of Paris and London in this New York Times Op-Ed “Our Immigrants, Our Strength”


This Saturday: Rethinking School Discipline Panel at BK Museum 

Join us this Saturday, September 24th at 2pm at the Brooklyn Museum for a panel discussion on the school-to-prison pipeline, its disproportionate impact on young women of color, and the promise of restorative justice. National experts Fania Davis (Founder, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth) and Monique Morris (author, Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools) will join students and representatives from the Foundation's Brooklyn Restorative Justice Project

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Free with Museum Admission. This event is part of States of Denial, presented by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Made possible with support from the Sills Family Foundation.


Neighborhood Strength: A Shared Vision for Crown Heights

This month, we’re beginning the next phase of our Neighborhood Strength resident-led grantmaking model in Crown Heights to deepen our engagement with local stakeholders and develop a collective vision for the community.

On Sunday, September 25th from 2-5pm at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, our facilitators are hosting a unique Neighborhood Visioning Session, helping residents to think creatively about the future of Crown Heights and to share their ideas for how to strengthen the community. Join us!

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On Our BlogMeet Sandra Friedman, our first-ever Neighborhood Strength Fellow, who shares what she loves about Crown Heights and what she’s learning about her community.