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 around 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 do what you can to make your neighborhood and city more equitable.
Here’s how it works:
We will make My Brooklyn available (on a sliding fee scale – $25 to $150) to anybody who wants to host a house party or screening. We will provide you with a Facilitator Packet 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.
Please note that this arrangement does not apply to educators who want to use My Brooklyn in the classroom, libraries or community-based organizations (see separate pricing here for those). If you are a community-based organization with little or no budget that wants to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
If interested in hosting a My Brooklyn, Our City event, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch with more details.
My Brooklyn, Our City is cosponsored by FUREE, Right to the City, Good Jobs New York, Fifth Avenue Committee, the Pratt Area Community Council and the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI).
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
All the best,
Kelly & Allison