Archive for : New York City

Activists spread message to fight discrimination, hate in Brooklyn

This story originally ran on News12 Brooklyn on November 19, 2018.

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – Activists joined together Monday to spread the message of fighting discrimination and hate by handing out flyers at four key points in Brooklyn.

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Food pantry partners with community service organization to recruit volunteers

This story originally appeared on News12 Brooklyn on November 12, 2018.

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Cocktails with a Conscience: Restorative Response

This post originally appeared on NY Blueprint on October 24, 2018.

Join us for an evening exploring programs in Harlem committed to working with youth affected by the criminal justice system. Representatives from the Harlem Youth Court and ARTE (Art & Resistance Through Education) Justice will join us in a panel-style conversation to share more about the work they do to promote restorative responses to justice every day. Following the panel, guests will engage in group discussions — over a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres — facilitated by representatives from Repair the World.

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More than Superman: Jewish and Latinx Comics

This article originally appeared on MyJewishLearning.Com on October 22, 2018.

By Julian Voloj

As a Jewish-German-Colombian-New York artist, Julian Voloj is both one of a kind and very at home in the world of comic books. Through comics, he has explored identity and forged community in navigating the overlap between his Jewish and Latinx experiences and expression. He has participated in specific Jewish and Latinx comic shows, and yet these two elements have never come together—until now. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Voloj, a Be’chol Lashon staffer, arranged Convivo, an art exhibition about Jews, Hispanics, and comics in partnership with Jewish Art SalonBronx Heroes Comic ConRepair The World, and UJA Federation.

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Sukkot Volunteering at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

This article originally appeared on NYBluePrint on September 23, 2018.

Celebrate Sukkot, a Jewish harvest festival, by volunteering with Repair the World at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.

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High Holiday and 9/11 Weekend of Service 2018

This article originally appeared on NY Blue Print on September 10, 2018.

This year, September 11th falls on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Please join us in marking the anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy and the beginning of the Jewish year by serving in solidarity with our community. There are opportunities for people of all ages throughout the week, including on 9/11, the afternoon of the second day of Rosh Hashanah.

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Classic American paintings transformed to reflect gun violence

This story originally appeared on News 12 Brooklyn on February 5, 2018. 

By Amanda Bossard

CROWN HEIGHTS – Fourteen classic works of American art have been transformed by Brooklyn artists to reflect gun violence in modern day society. The exhibits named “Guns Don’t Kill –a re-imagining” is on display at the Repair the World NYC offices in Crown Heights.

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Volunteers Turn Out To Fight Hunger For Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

This radio segment originally appeared on CBS New York on January 14, 2018.

By Kelly Waldron

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day coming up on Monday, many volunteers hit the streets this weekend to honor the civil rights leader. As WCBS 880’s Kelly Waldron reported Sunday, 2,500 volunteers have been working across the city this weekend to take part in Hunger Free America’s MLK Serve-a-Thon.

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Volunteers help promote food program in Crown Heights

This article originally appeared on News12 Brooklyn and BK Reader on January 14, 2018.

By Torri Singer

BROOKLYN – Thirty volunteers took to the streets of Crown Heights Sunday to promote SNAP, the benefits and food program that provides assistance for nearly 1.8 million low-income New Yorkers. Volunteers from Prepare the World say getting active and giving back is a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr., and to improve the neighborhoods they live and work in.

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Norman Glockwell? See What Happens When Guns Are Thrust Into Iconic Artwork

This post originally appeared in Bedford and Bowery on January 12, 2018.

By Dabuek Maurer

You’ve seen what happens when Hollywood guns are replaced by thumbs ups or, even better, selfie sticks. Now see what happens when guns are swapped in to famous works of art.

An exhibit coming to Brooklyn will feature artwork where pistols, rifles, and other weapons and violent imagery are inserted into interpretations of works by Norman Rockwell, Edward Hopper, Winslow Homer… even Dr. Seuss.

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