Monday, August 10, 2009

Busy in Crown Heights - Mural Painting and Night Out Against Crime

Crown Heights Mediation Center staff have been active in the community participating in a myriad of projects. Last week, we collaborated on a community painting of an anti-gun violence mural on Brooklyn Avenue and Propect Place. Youth from across Brooklyn have been learning about gun violence all summer and planning for this mural. Last Tuesday, they invited the entire community to participate in painting and join in spreading their message. Many other people and organizations have been working to turn this mural into a reality including: Assemblyman Karim Camara, American Friends Service Committee, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, Groundswell Community Mural Project, and the Damon S. Allen Foundation. Stop by the to see the progress the youth are making on the mural!
See other blog entries about the event and project:
Also on August 4th, Mediation Center Staff spent the second half of the day in Brower Park as part of the 77th Precinct's Community Council's Annual Night Out Against Crime. Attendees enjoyed facepainting, temporary tattoos, and resource referrals. Those that came out to Brower Park also had the opportunity to take part in music and dancing, a barbecue, a fashion show, and other live entertainment. Thank you to everyone who made this day possible.

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