October Meeting Recap: Learning About Community Boards and Pressing Forward in our Campaigns

This past Saturday, October 8th, more than 50 of our tenant leaders gathered inside Baptist Church of the Redeemer to discuss campaign plans and learn more about New York City Community Boards. Local community boards: here we come!!

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First, we did an exercise to find each of our community districts on a map and identified them as the most local form of government in New York City.

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Tenant leaders figuring out just which community boards we’re in!

Next, moderated by Coalition leader, Dawn Keating, we hosted a panel discussion and Q&A session featuring active members of Brooklyn Community Boards 8, 9, 14 and 17!

Coalition leaders posed such questions as, “What is a community board? What do Community Boards do? What types of issues do they deal with?” and most importantly “How can community members get involved in their community board?”

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Many thanks to Hassan Bakiriddin and Victor Jordan of Brooklyn Community Board 17, Duane Joseph of CB14, Beverly Newsome of CB9, and Adem Bunkeddeko of CB8 for sharing with us their experiences serving at the most local level of government in NYC!

The panelists offered incredibly useful and eye-opening information. Our leaders look forward to attending their local Community Board meetings, engaging them, and perhaps even becoming members as well! Stay tuned.

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Look out Brooklyn community boards: here we come!!

Flatbush Tenant Coalition’s next meeting will be Saturday, November 5th at 9:45 a.m. inside Baptist Church of the Redeemer (1921 Cortelyou Road at the corner of Ocean Ave).

#FlatbushPower #FlatbushTenants #RentJustice #AffordableHousing #NYC #BrooklynIsHome #StayInBrooklyn

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