Friday, September 23, 2011

The Crown Heights Farmers Market is Seeking Volunteers

The first ever Crown Heights Farmers Market, which began on September 15th, has been a huge success, and they are now seeking volunteers to assist in running the market. All volunteers are welcome, but young people who can get community service and job skills are especially welcome. The market takes place from 1 PM to 7 PM every Thursdays in Hamilton Metz Park at Albany and Lefferts. If you'd like to take part in this exciting, inspiring, delicious new venture, please email seedsinthemiddle@gmail.com or call Nancie Katz at 917-756-4202.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Save the Date: Save our Streets to Speak at John Jay College October 6th at 8:00 AM

Learn about the work that Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) Crown Heights is doing on the ground by attending the Association for Conflict Resolution of Greater New York’s October  Roundtable Breakfast. Lavon Walker and Derick Scott, outreach workers at S.O.S., will speak alongside Amy Ellenbogen, director of the Crown Heights Mediation Center, and Ameena Matthews, violence interrupter at Ceasefire in Chicago and the inspiring subject of the award-winning documentary The Interrupters.  Ceasefire is the innovative anti-gun violence project on which S.O.S. is replicated. The event will take place on October 6th at 8:00 AM. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 899 Tenth Avenue (at West 59th Street), Room 630. If you would like to attend, please register online by clicking here.If you have any questions, please email acrgny_questions@acrgny.org or call (212) 760-4773.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

YO S.O.S. is Recruiting for its 2011-2012 Program

Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets (YO S.O.S.), a project empowering young people to become community leaders and organizers, is beginning its new year of programming on September 26th.  We are currently recruiting thirty young people between the ages of 14 and 17.
The first sessions will include an intensive orientation during which the group will work together to create their own community agreements and expectations. They will also go on a scavenger hunt to learn about the resources and history of Crown Heights. The group will speak with community members and listen to their concerns, as well as think about places where violence is most likely to happen and why.

If you, or someone you know, are 14-17 years old and are interested in becoming a youth organizer, click here for an application. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Free Immigration Clinic: Thursday November 10th, 6-9 PM

The New York City Immigrant Advocacy Initiative, a collaboration between the City Bar Justice Center and American Immigrant Lawyers Association of New York, is organizing a free immigration clinic on Thursday, November 10th from 6-9 PM at the Mt. Zion Church of God, 203 East 17th Street Brooklyn, NY. Space is limited so RSVP to (718) 284-1097 or flatbushevents@gmail.com.

Join us at the S.O.S. Peace March on October 20th!

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center's anti-gun violence project, Save Our Streets (S.O.S.), is organizing its second annual Peace March on October 20th  at 6 PM. Last year we had hundreds of community members come out in solidarity to join the anti violence movement. Build on the success of last year's march and join us at this year's march. Bring yourself along with family and friends. If you would like to walk in the Peace March as a group or organization, you can register online HERE or print the registration form HERE and fax it in to (718) 774-5349. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Response to Violence: Today, September 8th, at 6:00 PM at the Corner of Franklin and Park

S.O.S is teaming up with the Crow Hill Community Association, Council Member Letitia James, the 77th Precinct Community Council,  and local elected officials to respond to the violence that occured throughout Crown Heights over Labor Day Weekend. The event will take place at Franklin Avenue and Park Place, where two people were shot and killed in a shooting on Monday evening.