On the evening of Thursday, February 26th, approximately 20 neighbors gathered with S.O.S. and the Mediation Center to honor the closing of Black History Month with a Community Conversation dedicated to understanding various policies that have oppressed Black people throughout U.S. history.
Facilitated by S.O.S. Crown Heights Program Manager Allen James, the conversation was an educational opportunity for neighbors of all ages to reflect on laws from the Jim Crow era, to discriminatory farm funding, to the War on Drugs and many other social and political events that contributed to inequality in America. Participants, including several Youth Organizers from YO S.O.S., shared delicious food including donated cookies from Momofuku Milk Bar, as well as their knowledge, personal experiences, and beliefs about American history and what a more equitable society would look like.
Check our website and Facebook page for information on upcoming Community Conversations! www.facebook.com/sosbrooklyn