On Saturday, March 26, City Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., will deliver a State of the District address for residents of the 36th District, including Bedford-Stuyvesant and parts of Crown Heights.
SOTD36 isn’t your typical state of the district speech. Instead, it’s a community collaboration designed to spark conversation about issues that are important to you.The event will take place at Uncommon Charter High School, located at 1485 Pacific Street in Crown Heights, where he will discuss the following:
Brooklyn has the lowest voter participation of any NYC borough. Help register new voters & re-register neighbors removed from the rolls in error. Partners: NAACP, NYC Votes
Bedford-Stuyvesant has a high rate of residential fires, while Crown Heights does not. Help make the community safer by staffing a mobile, fire safety demonstration vehicle & helping to distribute free alarms & detectors. Partners: FDNY, Red Cross
The hardworking communities of District 36 have pockets of deep unemployment. This is related to the high proportion of residents struggling to move past criminal convictions. The councilmember will educate local merchants about the Ban the Box law, which gives New Yorkers with criminal histories a fair chance at getting a job. Partner: NYC Human Rights Commission
Residents all over central Brooklyn love to show their community pride by beautifying their blocks, yards and community gardens. Free barrels to capture rainwater can help keep the community green without spiking private water bills. The councilmember will discuss how residents can get involved in helping to distribute and load 100 free water barrels & connection kits to community residents. Partner: NYC DEP
Reliable data can help us understand community needs and strengths. Bring your laptop to explore an incredible online tool for learning about Crown Heights, BedStuy & all of NYC. Explore statistics on health topics such as lead poisoning, sugary drink consumption & alcohol related hospitalizations; environmental topics, such as tons of trash produced and unsanitary condition complaints & much, much more, according to your interests & concerns. Partner: Data2Go
RESOURCE FAIR and participatory budget VOTING
Come together after a morning of service to eat, connect & vote on participatory budgeting projects. Partners: The Participatory Budgeting Project; NYC City Council & many more
WHAT: State of the District Address for District 36
WHEN: Saturday, March 26, 12:30pm
WHERE: Uncommon Charter High School, 1485 Pacific Street
For more details and information on the activities, visit the State of the 36th District website page here.