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Brooklyn for President | A #BHeard Town Hall

With the 2020 Presidential Election on the horizon, BRIC has invited Brooklyn’s smartest thought leaders to create a “Brooklyn for President” focus group. Each panelist will present three platform plank bullets for their new administration. 

Date

WED, OCT 28 | 7-8:30PM

Cost

Free w/ RSVP

Location

BRIC TV YouTube Live
Youtube.com/BRICTV
Brooklyn, NY 11237
United States
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With the 2020 Presidential Election on the horizon, BRIC has invited Brooklyn’s smartest thought leaders to a virtual #BHeard Town Hall to create a “Brooklyn for President” focus group.

Each panelist will present three platform plank bullets for their new administration. The group will then collectively endeavor to establish Brooklyn’s five most important platform pillars from the original list of potentially disparate issues. Opening Remarks by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.  This event will feature ASL interpretation. 


Meet the Panelists: 

​José Albino
is the Executive Director of GRIOT Circle. He has been responsible for guiding a diverse number of departments including, meals on wheels, senior centers, case management, health and wellness, supportive housing and mental health programs. 

Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, organizer & educator. She is the Executive Director of Bowery Poetry Club, Artistic Director of Urban Word NYC, and the Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. 

Michelle de la Uz is the Executive Director of Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc., overseeing the organization’s mission and
comprehensive programs serving more than 5,500 low‐ and moderate‐income people. 

Rae Gomes is a dedicated writer, social justice activist, organizer, and racial justice trainer. She is currently the Community Health Network Manager at the Red Hook Initiative.

Nadia Lopez is an educator, author, and founder of The Lopez Effect. She is the founder of Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a small STEAM-focused school located in Brownsville, Brooklyn. 

Randy Peers joined the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce as the President and CEO in September 2019. He brings with him decades of workforce and economic development expertise, and several years of executive leadership experience growing non-profit organizations that serve the business community.

Moderated by BRIC TV Managing Editor Brian Vines. Presented in partnership with Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Fifth Avenue Committee.