Bklyn Lawmakers on the Move Sept. 15, 2015

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Cumbo, Adams Lead Prayer Walk for Peace

Fort Greene City Council Member Laurie Cumbo and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will lead a Peace over Violence March on Thursday. Below is the poster for the event.

Peace Over Violence flyer

Cornegy Encourages Students To Join Junior Scholars Program

City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr.
City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr.

Bedford-Stuyvesant City Councilman Robert Cornegy Jr. is encouraging Brooklyn students between 11-18 to apply for the Junior Scholars Program, a uniquely designed pre-college black studies program at the Schomburg Center/NYPL in Harlem. A hundred students will be selected for the free program.

Saturday sessions run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and use an a inquiry-based and project-based approach to teach about black American history and the global black experience. experience. Junior Scholars attend college-style lectures and presentations, engage in dialogue with adult scholars, participate in guided peer group discussions and activities, generate individual research projects and portfolios, and create collaborative media and arts projects that grow from their intensive study based on the Schomburg’s vast collections, exhibitions, and educational resources.

The program begins on October 24, 2015 and culminates on May 14, 2016 with the annual Youth Summit.

Applications for 2015-2016 are now available to download:

Application for NEW Junior Scholars.

 Application for RETURNING Junior Scholars.

For questions, e-mail SchomburgEd@nypl.org or call 212.491.2207.

Hamilton Partners To Hold Housing Clinics

Senator Jesse Hamilton
Senator Jesse Hamilton

Flatbush Senator Jesse Hamilton has partnered with Brooklyn Housing and Family Services (BHFS) to provide free housing services to residents. Counselors will help families and individuals improve their housing conditions and meet the responsibilities of tenancy and homeownership.

Counselors will provide answers to tenants rights and explain options for dealing with a housing situation.

Common questions relate to:

  • getting repairs from negligent landlords
  • getting adequate heat in the winter months
  • dealing with the threat of eviction
  • questions about leases and lease renewals
  • legal rent increases for rent-regulated apartments

To schedule an appointment with a housing counselor please click here.

Kings County Politics Debate Party

KCP_LOGO (Retina)Kings County Politics will be hosting a regular debate watching party all throughout the 2016 Presidential Election to bring together politically minded Brooklynites.

Come join the inaugural party tomorrow night, Sept. 16th at McMahon’s Pub, 39 5th Avenue in Park Slope a stone throw away from the Barclays Center.

No matter what side of the aisle you are on, come have a pint, do some networking so you can expense it, and watch 17 Presidential hopefuls slug it out to guaranteed entertainment!

We’ll be around for the minor league debate at 6, and will stay for the main event at 8pm- come by after work or later on.