A Good Idea from Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore is launching the Civic Engagement series, to be held the last Monday of each month. The store will host hour-long interactive sessions with nonprofit groups working in social justice, community organizing, and the arts, with the goal of providing tools for involvement, creativity, and action.

The first event in the series takes place April 24 and features the New York Writers Coalition, which hosts writing workshops particularly targeted toward underserved people, including youth, seniors, women, LGBT communities, people living with disabilities, people who are incarcerated or have been incarcerated, and others from traditionally silenced groups.

The May event will feature Make the Road New York (which has a CT chapter), which seeks to build the power of working-class and immigrant communities and achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, transformative education, and survival services.

A series like this, in a bookstore or elsewhere, would be a great addition to Greater New Haven.

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