Trellis seeks to build relationships with organizations that move towards partnerships that build and bless the community together.
This week there are a number of ways to be involved in these efforts
This project, a collaboration with Nice Think, Liberty City, Trinity Grace Park Slope, Apostles Brooklyn, and Bindery NYC highlights and celebrates the lives of everyday people living and serving in overlooked and often neglected neighborhoods.
This week there are two different opportunities to see, meet and encourage the lives and efforts.
Photoville - Community Heroes
PHOTOVILLE is a FREE annual festival photo installation at Brooklyn Bridge Park. This modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers has become the largest annual photographic event in New York City and among the most-attended photographic events nationwide welcoming over 72,000 visitors.
This year Community Heroes is featured as one of the installations! During the showing there will be opportunities to meet some of the heroes, so watch Instagram and Twitter for details.
This documentary night provides the opportunity to view locally produced documentaries that tell unique stories rooted in culture and community. Community Heroes will be one of three projects screened followed by a forum and audience Q and A about the projects. Some of the heroes highlighted will also be at the event for a meet and greet.
Tickets are free and you get get them HERE
Building Bridges Between the Community and Law Enforcement
As the news sadly continues to remind us, the relationship between the police and the communities they serve is still very much fractured and tense. The problem continues to build as many people's understand of the issues remains superficially informed by news outlets and social media and largely separated from the people most directly affected and involved.
This forum drawing together teenagers, community activists, parents, teachers, neighborhood pastors and congregations [Bethel Baptist, Trinity Grace Parks Slope and Crown Heights, Bridge Church, Forefront Brooklyn and others] and law enforcement from around New York is an attempt to more purposefully humanize these issues by providing time and space to hear and learn from and pray for each other.
The event is free and open to all, there is limited capacity and you can get your tickets HERE