Celebrating community-led COVID-19 revitalization efforts in partnership with NYC’s Taskforce for Racial Inclusion and Equity, the NYC Civic Engagement Commission, the Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Safe Zone.
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This event will be outdoors and masks are highly recommended.
This event will include community speakers, a food distribution, resource tabling, and a gardening workshop. Speakers include:
Selected by the local Briarwood, Queens community through a participatory budgeting process, PS 117 and MS 217's gardens will address food insecurity, a dominant concern within a neighborhood disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This garden revitalization effort concludes a year-long project in partnership with NYC’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion & Equity (TRIE), focused on holistically addressing COVID-19’s impact in immigrant neighborhoods and communities of color through a suite of culturally and linguistically competent resources and support. Currently, we are supporting community partners in Briarwood with COVID-19 PPE distribution and vaccine coordination, mental health programming, civic engagement and community organizing, food distribution, and ongoing gardening revitalization.