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Friday, October 24 • 1:45pm - 2:05pm
Supporting Community-Based Planning Efforts in Brownsville

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Community-based planning emphasizes the role of community members in envisioning their neighborhood’s future. In this session, a short video will highlight how that approach guides MAS’ planning efforts in Brownsville, and a panel of grassroots planners will discuss their own work in the neighborhood. 

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Kate Slevin

Vice President, Policy and Planning, Municipal Art Society
Kate Slevin joined MAS in 2014 and guides the organization’s advocacy, policy, and community planning work. Before coming to MAS, she was an Assistant Commissioner at the New York City Department of Transportation, where she managed legislative and government affairs for the Commissioner. From 2002 to 2012, she advocated for sustainable transportation policies at the non-profit Tri-State Transportation Campaign and served as executive... Read More →

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Dionne Grayman

Co-Founder, Mothers Empowered
As co-founder of both Mothers Empowered (ME) and NYCpublic.org, Dionne Grayman splits her time between her two passions: providing a safe space for mothers living in low-income neighborhoods to create networks of internal supports and making sure that communities and non-profits have access to democratic deliberative processes. As the president of the Brooklyn Chapter of Mocha Moms, Inc, Ms. Grayman created a mentor coach program between... Read More →
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Alonzo Jones

Youth Ambassador, Brownsville Community Justice Center
Alonzo Jones Jr. is a 20 year old resident of Brownsville, Brooklyn and currently works for the Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District and Brownsville Community Justice Center. Since graduating high school, Mr. Jones has held multiple positions at the Brownsville Community Justice Center, including PhotoVoice photographer, peer mentor, public speaker, and coach with an NYPD-sponsored basketball league at Betsy Head Park. Last Spring, he lead... Read More →
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Rasmia Kirmani-Frye

Director, Brownsville Partnership
Currently its Director, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye provides overall strategic leadership, vision, guidance and direction to the Brownsville Partnership.  Ms. Kirmani-Frye is also responsible for the development of a governance structure that deepens the relationships between the various partners and the Brownsville community. She is a founding staff member of the Brownsville Partnership and began working in Brownsville in 2008 as Director of... Read More →
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Quardean Lewis-Allen

Founder & Director, Made in Brownsville
Quardean Lewis-Allen is Founder and Director of Made in Brownsville (MiB), a non-profit creating opportunities for at-risk youth in Brownsville, Brooklyn to learn design/build, advocacy, and creative service skills with hopes of impacting their narrative and that of the community. MiB works closely with partners and city agencies to produce visual change in Brownsville. Prior to starting MiB, Mr. Lewis-Allen was the inaugural recipient of... Read More →

Friday October 24, 2014 1:45pm - 2:05pm
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036