By Brooklyn Reader

June 23, 2014, 7:10 am

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BMC Co-op meeting

BMC Co-op meeting

Dear Food-Justice-for-All Readers:

I have been a member of the Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) for the past year and am very excited about the work towards creating a much needed food co-op here in Central Brooklyn.

It should be noted that this work builds on the tremendous footsteps of organizations like the East and the food coop that they organized here before.  As we know, Central Brooklyn has a long history of tremendous cultural work, resistance and organizing, inspiring people from all over the country and world.

For this month’s post, I’d like to share an update about the great work happening via a comrade and fellow BMC member, Rae Gomes, about her experience organizing with BMC around this exciting new food co-op.

-Dara

“What’s in a Name?” 

Guest Food Justice post by Rae Gomes, Brooklyn Movement Center member

BMC Co-op Meeting

BMC Co-op Meeting

After a passionate debate a few days before the official vote to decide the food co-op model for our neighborhood, members of the Brooklyn Movement Center stood thoughtfully around a sheet of paper titled, “Suggestions for Name.”  Few members took turns writing their ideas down, lingering around the warm room in a historic brownstone mansion, explaining what their name meant and why they thought it amply defined the efforts of the group so far, and expressed their hope for what a co-op in central Brooklyn would look like.

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About The Author

C. Zawadi Morris is an award-winning journalist and a Chicago native who moved to Brooklyn in 1997. Ms. Morris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (and a minor in Spanish) from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She has worked as the communications director for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-12), a senior account executive for Shandwick Public Affairs and Cohn & Wolf Public Relations, and Bed-Stuy Patch. In December 2013, under The Original Media Group, Ms. Morris launched The Brooklyn Reader, an online news source covering the neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn.

C. Zawadi Morris is an award-winning journalist and a Chicago native who moved to Brooklyn in 1997. Ms. Morris holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (and a minor in Spanish) from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She has worked as the communications director for Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (NY-12), a senior account executive for Shandwick Public Affairs and Cohn & Wolf Public Relations, and Bed-Stuy Patch. In December 2013, under The Original Media Group, Ms. Morris launched The Brooklyn Reader, an online news source covering the neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn.

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  1. James Forsyth

    Take a quick visit to the Flatbush Coop on Cortelyou Rd. It is open to the public, which adds to profit and operating income, and gives a discount to members. Very efficiently run with a great selection. Also, there is good street parking.

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