At every screening of My Brooklyn (more than 100 so far!) people ask us “Now that I’m convinced there’s a problem, what can I do?” After a lot of head scratching, and getting together with some of the best minds in the city on this, we have come up with an answer. It’s called “My Brooklyn: Our City” and there is a role for every single one of you who wants to take part in a campaign to strengthen our communities, build collective power and – in the process — influence the upcoming NYC Mayoral and City Council elections.
Here’s how it works:
We will make My Brooklyn available FOR FREE to anybody in New York City who wants to host a house party or screening during the month of July. We will provide you with a Facilitator Guide which includes guidelines on hosting an event and strategies for facilitating dialogue after the screening. It will also include clear information, resources and next steps for making improvements around key issues raised by the film (like the need for affordable housing, subsidy reform, anti-displacement measures and making the planning process more transparent and accountable).
In return, you agree to:
- Host the event
- Get at least six people from your neighborhood or community to the screening
- Facilitate a discussion of at least an hour (using the provided facilitator packet) about what your interests and goals are as a group, and how to take a next step towards reaching them. (You can find someone else to facilitate if you aren’t comfortable doing it.)
- Refrain from copying the DVD or sharing the link with anyone else
- Let us know how it went, and allow us to share your comments (with or without attribution) on our website and/or Facebook page.
If interested, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch with more details.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
All the best,
Kelly & Allison