In response to the recent rise of violence and hateful acts, Council Member Stephen Levin is organizing two meetings to bring together residents and organizations to make a positive change in their community. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there have been more than 300 incidents of “hateful harassment and intimidation” reported nationwide since election day. In just a week, more incidents had been reported than the preceding 6 months altogether.
“The very things that make our city great, the shared values of tolerance and inclusion, are being attacked. Those that perpetuate hate have it all wrong. Our diversity, compassion, and unity are not weaknesses—they are a source of strength. We will not compromise our ideals.
While there have already been deeply troubling incidents of violence and hate in our very own district, I have been heartened by the community’s response. In the wake of these incidents we have come together and reaffirmed our belief in a welcoming and empathetic city. Everywhere I go people are seeking opportunities to better help one another. Love, not hate, is the answer.
That's why I'm making this call to action. In the face of uncertainty, we must join together with one another to make a positive change in our community. While we keep a watchful eye on what is happening on a national stage, we can also make a difference right here in our neighborhood. I hope you will join us and learn how love will prevail in the end.”
North Brooklyn Meeting
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Automotive High School Auditorium
50 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Monday, December 19, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
St. Francis College - Founders Hall
182 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201