Trellis Briefing 02.20 - 02.26

And the children of Issachar, who were men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do
— 1 Chronicles 12:32
The side of love requires that we are uncomfortable
— Reverend Osagyefo Sekou


These briefings provide churches opportunities to purposefully engage with and better understand the issues facing our city


Hearing from our state and local officials is an important part of being better educated and prepared to engage with the issues our country is facing.  These meetings also provide us the opportunity to see and hear from others in our city facing and wrestling through important issues

Yvette Clarke, who represents New York's 9th congressional district, [which includes Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Prospect Park] has organized this town hall to gather, hear from and provide resources to the district. The primary topic of discussion will be organizing and resisting the Trump administration's agenda. There will also be several experts and community leaders who will speak on the recent executive orders, immigration, health care, and climate change

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
Union Temple
17 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
United States

Walter Mosley who represents this Fort Greene district is co-hosting this conversation and opportunity to hear the concerns and questions of the community

Working Towards Reconciliation

  • The event above is a fundraiser [cost is $45] for community scholarships and an incredible opportunity to hear from Union Seminary professor and prolific author,  Dr. James Cone.  Email HERE for more info
  • I Am Not Your Negro - This latest Raoul Peck film is described as, "A radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America.  Why not gather a small group to watch, digest and talk through this important film together.
  • Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Eyes on the Prize and the Release of True South - This weekend [February 25th], Brooklyn Museum is hosting this screening and roundtable, asking how today's struggles mirror the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s?

February 25, 2017 - 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m

Schedule of events:

  • 11 am–2 pm: Screenings of Awakenings (1954–1956), Mississippi: Is This America? (1963–1964), and 1988 Academy Award nominee Bridge to Freedom (1965)
  • 2–3 pm: Panel Discussion: John Else, author of True South, in conversation with Sabaah Foloyan, Sam Pollard, and Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • 3–6 pm: Screenings of The Time Has Come (1964–1966), The Promised Land (1967–1968), and Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964–1972)

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