Prospect Lefferts Gardens store:
Monday, January 29, 7:30 PM
Civic Engagement Series: PLGNA on Education Advocacy
Panel discussion featuring Anna Allanbrook, Natasha Capers, Myrah Brown Green, Richard Green, Monique Nieves
Moderated by Janet Paskin
Greenlight’s Civic Engagement Series hosts nonprofit groups working in social justice, community organizing, and the arts, with the goal of providing tools for community involvement and support to those doing necessary work in our culture. 20% of all book sales on the entire day of the event will be donated to the featured organization, and an option for direct donation will be available at the event. For January, Greenlight hosts a panel discussion and community forum hosted by the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association on advocacy for education. This community discussion will share the work of various education groups in Brooklyn, offer tools to advocate for our schools and students, and explore ways to support our communities through our schools.
Panelists include Monique Nieves, PTA President at PS 316; Natasha Capers of the Coalition for Educational Justice; Anna Allanbrook, Principal of Brooklyn New School; Dr. Myrah Brown Green, co-founder of the Crown Heights Youth Collective and principal of the Collective Fellowship & Peace Academy; and Richard Green, CEO and co-founder of the Crown Heights Youth Collective and professor at Medgar Evers College. The panel is moderated by Janet Paskin of Live Here, Learn Here, an organization that supports public schools in Central Brooklyn.