"Change can't be avoided,
but injustice can be."

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A project by Brooklyn Community Foundation

Final Report

In January 2014, the Brooklyn Community Foundation initiated Brooklyn Insights, a six-month project to bring the people and neighborhoods of Brooklyn together to discuss Brooklyn's future - the pressing needs of our communities, opportunities for change and strategies for collective action. For more of that texture, detailed information about our conversations, and photo narratives of some of the outstanding community activists we met, visit the Process section.

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Over 6 months

the foundation
engaged nearly

1000

residents

from a cross-section of Brooklyn's

70

neighborhoods

in conversations about

30

unique topics and sectors

Context

Coney Island
Building
Skateboarding
Bodega

Daniel Hobson speaks about the role newcomers to the borough can play at a roundtable meeting hosted by The Brownstoners of Bedford Stuyvesant.

As New York City's most populous and fastest growing borough, Brooklyn is a center of vibrant culture, political power, economic growth and entrepreneurial innovation.

Nearly half of Brooklyn residents live in or on the brink of poverty.

But this image of Brooklyn is a thin veneer on a much more complex community story. Brooklyn is home to 2.6 million residents, the majority of whom are middle income and working class people. Some Brooklyn neighborhoods are enjoying robust prosperity, but many others are literally struggling for survival. These conditions frame the challenge for the Brooklyn Community Foundation - and for anyone who cares about the health, welfare and future of our borough as a whole.

Process

Brooklyn Insights had five major components designed to explore people's perceptions of Brooklyn, their sense of the challenges and opportunities facing the borough, and their wishes for concrete change:

Sector-based Roundtable

Sector-based Roundtables

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Thirty in-depth discussions with leaders in different professional sectors identified major issues facing each sector and projects or initiatives that are inspiring forward-looking change. Each session focused on a different field – housing and homelessness, youth development, arts and culture, urban agriculture, business and entrepreneurial ventures, immigrants, community media, and others. More than 600 sector leaders participated in the Roundtable meetings.
Neighborhood Dialogues

Neighborhood Dialogues

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"Deep dives" into three Brooklyn neighborhoods surfaced critical local issues and residents’ priorities for change. The Dialogues involved more than 300 people in one-on-one discussions, group conversations and town hall meetings in neighborhoods that reflect the diversity, complexity and changing dynamics of the borough as a whole: Coney Island, East New York and Sunset Park.
Brooklyn Insights org

Brooklyn Insights.org

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A website and documentation effort captured activities and learning to share with the public in real time. The site contains distillations of the Roundtable meetings and Neighborhood Dialogues, video profiles of a handful of outstanding community leaders, social media exchanges, and other information.
Community Engagement Fellows

Community Engagement Fellows

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The Foundation selected seven high school students to be Community Engagement Fellows, ensuring that young people’s voices were integrated into the process, and that young leaders were given an opportunity to sharpen their community organizing skills. These students, many of them residents of our three focus neighborhoods, participated in the Dialogues, planned and led a meeting with teenagers from across the borough, and contributed their own analysis and recommendations for change.
Insights Into Action

Insight Into Action

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Two meetings involving 40 of the leading voices from the Roundtable and Dialogue meetings reviewed major findings from the Brooklyn Insights process, confirmed priority themes and explored possible Foundation strategies.
The Foundation also conducted additional research – talking with other community foundations about the philanthropic practices that are effectively boosting community-driven change, and gathering additional information about current trends affecting Brooklyn.

Themes

Themes

In the different conversations we had across Brooklyn, five major themes arose repeatedly. We heard nearly universal concern about neighborhood cohesion and the consequences of gentrification; opportunities for young people; the criminal justice system; immigrant communities; and racial justice.

These five major themes are vast and multi-layered, with systemic dimensions as well as impacts at the level of lived experience. Each has different implications for every Brooklyn neighborhood and its residents. And of course, they are interrelated. The prominence of these themes in the Brooklyn Insights conversations puts them at the center of the Foundation’s future work.

Themes

Neighborhood Cohesion

"We are so much better at pushing people out than at pushing people up." - Brooklyn Insights Participant

Throughout the Brooklyn Insights process, we heard people express deep knowledge about and pride in their neighborhoods. People talked about:

  • Contributions from artists and cultural resources to neighborhood identity
  • Importance of parks and open spaces to residents' health and community fabric
  • Seniors and young people working together to make neighborhoods better
  • Amazing community leaders and organizations mobilizing local efforts for change

But we also heard about people’s deep worries.

Linda Dejesus speaks about her hopes to include new neighbors in what’s happening in their community.

Coney Island Mixteca Misba Misba Coney Island

Gentrification Expand
Gentrification is transforming neighborhoods at an unprecedented pace, escalating housing costs and displacing tens of thousands of long-term residents from their homes. These changes make people feel they have lost agency and voice in their own neighborhoods, and are exacerbating inequities in housing, transportation, education, health, public safety and other areas of community life.

Gentrification is transforming neighborhoods at an unprecedented pace. These changes make people feel they have lost agency and voice in their own neighborhoods.

Income Disparities Expand
The borough-wide mania for residential real estate development – hyper-active in all but Brooklyn’s poorest and most isolated neighborhoods -- is squeezing out manufacturing, light industrial and commercial functions. This is making it harder to sustain mixed-use neighborhoods, long the base of Brooklyn’s economic power and the source of jobs for neighborhood residents.

 
 
 
 

Five of Ten

Poorest census tracts in New York City

Are in Brooklyn

3rd

Most economically

Inequitable

County in New York state

Homelessness

# of homeless people each night in the NYC shelter system

Incomes have not kept pace with housing costs and the number of people in New York City shelters has jumped 54% in the past decade, and 10% over the past year. The lack of affordable housing is a crisis in many neighborhoods.

Opportunities for Change

There are a variety of ways to diminish the negative impacts of current real estate trends. These include investments in affordable housing, rent stabilization, community benefit agreements, inclusionary zoning, and revision of property tax exemptions, among others. Central to any of these strategies is stronger organizing at the community level and more sustained cross-neighborhood advocacy to change public policies.
Disparaties in the distribution of parks correlate directly with disparaties in diseases such as obsesity, diabetes and asthma. Low-income communities have the fewest parks and open spaces, and the parks in poorest communities are the least well resourced – they are unsafe and unclean. Community gardens are essential sources of fresh vegetables in many communities with limited access to grocery stores and affordable fresh food.
Visual artists, musicians, writers, actors, designers, storytellers and other creative people live in every Brooklyn neighborhood and are central to community life and cohesion, but their talents are under-utilized – and many are at risk of being displaced. Artist-in-school programs, neighborhood cultural centers, afterschool arts programs, and festivals – as well as access to the city’s cultural institutions – are essential to enhancing social capital, sustaining traditions, and boosting the creative potential of both children and adults.
Cohesion

"Greater access to information via community-based centers open on evenings and weekends"

In every conversation, participants told us their specific wishes for the future.

Youth

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"We need to focus on the failures of institutions, not the failures of kids." - Brooklyn Insights Participant

Abdu Rodney, 20, shares his thoughts about the expectations others have of him as a young person.

Young people were a priority topic in all our conversations. We heard a great deal about their talents, their importance to the vitality, spirit and stability of neighborhoods, and their essential role in Brooklyn's future. We also learned about the serious obstacles that hundreds of thousands of them face with schools, social services, jobs, transportation, housing and social stigmas.

Poverty

Children and young people, particularly young people of color, struggle in Brooklyn.

 
 
 
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35%

of the
borough's
children

Live in Poverty

Education

School achievement scores in poor neighborhoods significantly lag behind those in more affluent parts of the borough. Young people of color report that they feel schools have lower expectations of them than their white peers.

29.6% of 7th graders Citywide

performed at or above grade level on statewide Math exams

12% of 7th graders

in district 13 (Central Brooklyn)

performed at or above grade level on statewide Math exams

26.8% of 7th graders citywide

performed at or above grade level on statewide English Language Arts exams

17% of 7th graders

in District 13 (Central Brooklyn)

performed at or above grade level on statewide English Language Arts exams

Violence

Homicide is the leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds in New York City.

Community activist Brigitte Purvis shares her thoughts on stemming youth violence at a community board meeting in Coney Island.

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Borough-wide, the percentage of Brooklyn young people aged 16-24 who are neither in school nor working has declined since 2000, but in many of our low-income neighborhoods the trend is reversed

of Brownsville youth 16-24 are not currently in school or employed

Opportunities for Change

Parents

Parents, especially low-income and immigrant parents, need adequate information about schools, after-school programs and other resources for their children.

Cultural Norms

Schools demonstrate different expectations of children of different backgrounds, and are often not culturally competent. These differences need to be navigated carefully and with cultural sensitivity.

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Many school districts do not discuss these issues comprehensively, nor work collaboratively with other public agencies and community groups to serve children’s and families’ needs. Community schools have potential to provide such comprehensive resources to children and their families, but there are not enough of them.

Children need systems of wrap-around care that will address academic, psychological and other developmental issues.

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Cultural and arts programs, neighborhood greening projects, and programs that bring kids from different neighborhoods together to perform community service provide important bridging and learning opportunities.

Youth need safe places to hang out – not in school and not on the street – and they need to be involved in shaping programs that serve them.

Youth Leaders

Many young people are effective organizers and are eager to be a part of the transformation of their communities. However, young people in many neighborhoods bear responsibility to contribute to the family's income. Paying jobs as well as leadership opportunities for young people are needed.

"Opportunities for youth to achieve small wins, gain voice and agency, and build momentum for bigger change."

In every conversation, participants told us their specific wishes for the future.

Criminal Justice

"The public has been duped into believing that mass incarceration makes us safer. In fact, it undermines the fabric of communities and pulls away resources." - Devine Pryor

Divine Pryor talks about the impacts mass incarceration has had on neighborhoods.

The criminal justice system was a theme that arose again and again in both our sector-based Roundtables and Neighborhood Dialogues. We heard mostly negative reports, especially about the traumatizing and insidious effects of young people's early encounters with the police and the courts, and the shattering impacts that excessive incarceration has on individual lives, families and communities.

Unjust Impact: Racial Disparities in Youth Incarceration

Black and Latino young people comprise 57% of Brooklyn's youth population, but represented 95% of the young people admitted to juvenile detention facilities.

In communities with high populations of Black and Latino youth, police on the street are not making people feel safer. In fact, many young men of color feel actively and systematically targeted by cops, despite the elimination of city-sanctioned "stop and frisk" policies.

Excessive Incarceration

Our criminal justice system spends more on incarcerating people than on programs of prevention and treatment. Community members' experiences, and extensive research, underscore the importance of intervening before people are first arrested.

Siloed City Agencies

The lack of coordination between public agencies is particularly problematic for young people. The Departments of Education and Criminal Justice don't interact effectively, producing poor outcomes for schools, kids and communities.

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Violence against women and young girls is too widely condoned, and sex trafficking and sex slavery is expanding without meaningful police response or public outcry. In too many cases, the victims of these crimes are treated as the offenders.

Specific groups, such as LGBT youth and young women, are systematically disregarded or disrespected by the police and the courts.

Opportunities for Change

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Structures to support men and women coming out of prison also need to be strengthened if their chances of finding employment are to improve, and recidivism is to be reduced.

Alternatives to incarceration, including restorative justice programs, are essential to changing the long-term negative consequences of imprisonment on individuals, families and communities.

School-Based ReformExpand
Getting police out of schools, expanding preventative justice programs and not incarcerating teenagers are among the keys to change.

The school-to-prison pipeline is a real phenomenon affecting too many communities, and it needs to be disrupted.

Social SupportExpand
Comprehensive, neighborhood-based approaches are few and the public agencies involved rarely coordinate their programs or personnel. Sustained investment in integrated services in poor neighborhoods is critical to changing outcomes related to the courts.

Education, employment opportunities and access to needed social services determine whether people will be involved with the justice system.

"Greater access to information via community-based centers open on evenings and weekends."

In every conversation, participants told us their specific wishes for the future.

Immigrant Communities

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Misba Abdin, founder and funder of a resource center for immigrants in East New York.

Family

As many as 200 languages are spoken in Brooklyn, and nearly 40% of residents are foreign-born. Not surprisingly, immigrant communities were a frequent topic in our discussions. Today, as in the past, immigrants contribute in essential ways to the borough’s economy and its multi-cultural identity. This is a source of energy and pride. But we also heard about the challenges that hundreds of thousands of immigrants face because of language barriers, bureaucratic public agencies and various forms of cultural prejudice.

"Poverty is increasing, especially in immigrant communities." - Brooklyn Insights Participant

 
 
 
 

4 Out Of 10

Brooklynites

Were born in

another country

50%

of Brooklyn's households speak a language other than english at home

25%

of Brooklyn residents are not proficient in English

In many immigrant families, children are mastering English more quickly than their parents. They are called upon to navigate various systems for the family. Immigrant parents lack access to ESL training, and their children lack advocates for adequate support.

The highest numbers of immigrants are concentrated in five neighborhoods:

Sunset Park

64,000 | 52% foreign-born

Bensonhurst

78,000 | 54% foreign-born

Bushwick

49,000 | 37% foreign-born

Crown Heights

50,000 | 35% foreign-born

Flatbush

51,000 | 48% foreign-born

Opportunities for change

Support Local Leaders

In many immigrant communities, local business owners, religious leaders and heads of community-based organizations are the people providing critical lifelines for families. Their essential services and financial expenditures need to be recognized and compensated.

Support Community-based agencies

Many believe that the City’s preference for contracting with larger social service agencies is part of the problem. More than 85% of city funds go to the largest 100 agencies. Hundreds of other, more grassroots service providers have closer ties to communities and can reach immigrant populations in ways the larger organizations can’t.

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing and evictions are a critical situation for a substantial proportion of immigrants, and many are paying more than 60% of their income for rent. Hurricane Sandy exacerbated the housing crisis for thousands of immigrants, especially undocumented residents in Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay and other neighborhoods devastated by the storm.

"Immigrant voting rights for local elections."

In every conversation, participants told us their specific wishes for the future.

Racial Justice

"How do we tackle the sources of structural racism and not just the symptoms?
We continue to take babies out of the river without asking what is going on upstream?" - Brooklyn Insights Participant

Described as institutionalized oppression, classicism, “equity instead equality” and racial justice,Brooklyn Insights participants stressed the importance of calling out the underlying causes of the challenges residents are confronting day in and day out.

Structural racism has created insurmountable barriers to opportunity in many communities — among generations of African American and Latino residents as well as families more recently emigrating from the Middle East and Asia — resulting in widespread disparities in education,health, safety and employment.

Symptoms of Injustice

Poverty

Poverty is highly concentrated in Brooklyn, and it has been concentrated in certain neighborhoods for multiple generations. Residents of these communities feel they have been written off by the City, and their isolation reflects widespread patterns of racial discrimination.

Health

Health outcomes correlate with race and wealth. Brooklyn's communities of color have much higher rates of asthma, diabetes, obesity and other diseases that result from environmental pollution, insufficient access to good food and fresh produce, and distance from good medical resources at the neighborhood level - all attributable to racial bias in these systems.

Public Agencies

Patterns of structural racism are evident across public agencies, where teachers and administrators in the public school system expect less of children of color than their white peers, police are less responsive to requests for assistance in predominantly African American or Latino neighborhoods, and transportation options are far fewer in communities of color, among numerous other examples.

Brooklyn Poverty Rates by Community District

Mortality Map

Opportunities for Change

Confronting Barriers

Institutional and structural barriers have long prevented equitable opportunities and outcomes for people of color in Brooklyn. By focusing on racial justice and equity, we can analyze and confront behaviors and systems that unfairly and disproportionally impact people of color and contribute to unfair policies and practices for a majority of residents.

Fighting for Systemic Solutions

The manifold symptoms of structural bias will never be altered if we don’t address injustice at the systemic level. This requires supporting both direct services to address immediate needs and effective advocacy for long-term structural change.

"No incarceration for people under 24 and funding diverted from detention to youth development."

In every conversation, participants told us their specific wishes for the future.

Brooklyn Community Foundation's role in supporting change

"Be a social justice foundation, focused on moving money and resources across the divide." - Brooklyn Insights Participant

Coney Island community garden
Coney Island family
Brigitte
Change

We asked Brooklyn Insights participants about the functions that the Foundation might play in tackling priority issues. Throughout the conversations, we received consistent feedback:

  • Sustain commitment to engaging local residents
  • Convene activists and grassroots leaders to formulate policy change
  • Help generate research and information
  • Support both immediate needs and long-term structural change
  • Fund patiently and flexibly, and act as a transparent partner
  • Broker connections on behalf of community leaders

Next Steps

Brooklyn Insights represents a pivot point in the work of the Brooklyn Community Foundation, and reinforces the unique leadership role the Foundation has to play in addressing the borough's priority issues.

The core concepts embedded in the Brooklyn Insights process - engaging diverse perspectives, respecting the expertise of people most directly affected by a problem, and being an enabler of community-driven change - will extend into the next stages of the Foundation's work in grantmaking, community leadership and fund development.

We will support community-led efforts to achieve greater equity, dismantle structural racism, and improve the well-being and future prospects for young people across Brooklyn.

We Welcome Partners in this work.

Brooklyn Community Foundation Thanks the Participants

Thank You

to the 942 residents, experts, educators, students, artists, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, and community advocates who participated in Brooklyn Insights:

  • Mercedes Abrey
  • Tania Acevedo
  • Yaniris Acevedo
  • Melissa Aese
  • Froylan Aguilar
  • Ana Aguirre
  • Chitra Aiyar
  • Leticia Alanis
  • Lena Alhusseini
  • Onleilove Alston
  • Roxanna Alvarado
  • Blanca Alvarez
  • Maria Alvarez
  • Ty Ambrose
  • Margaret Ames
  • Mikal Amin Lee
  • Zakiya Ansari
  • Domonique Antoine
  • Marco Antonini
  • Genisis Aquino
  • Kwayera Archer-Cunningham
  • Leah Archibald
  • Caron Atlas
  • Steve Ausbury
  • Richard Aviles
  • Maria Baez
  • Donell Baird
  • Christopher Banks
  • Jessica Banks
  • Erin Barnes
  • James Bartlett
  • Elizabeth Basile
  • Maria Bauman
  • Eddie Bautista
  • Jamie Bennett
  • Andy Birsch
  • Sarah Bishop
  • Mackendy Blanc
  • Mackendy Blanc
  • Yanery Borilla
  • Martha Bowers
  • Cathy Bowman
  • Elizabeth Brady
  • David Brawley
  • Will Bredderman
  • Tiyi Brewster
  • Joaquin Brito
  • Julie Brockway
  • Lesly Bronfield
  • Karen Brooks Hopkins
  • Amanda Brown
  • Isidora Brown
  • Josephine Brown
  • Matt Brown
  • Nina Browne
  • Dominique Bryant
  • E Bui
  • Michael Burke
  • Alba Burro
  • Julissa Caba
  • Waleska Cabrera
  • Saide Calixto
  • Patrick Callaghan
  • Shavonne Campbell
  • Tracey Capers
  • Ivette Carbrera
  • Clementina Cardora
  • Mercy Carpenter
  • Gwendolyn Carroll
  • Dawn Casale
  • Carolina Castillo
  • Manuel Castro
  • Nancy Castro
  • Rosa Castro
  • Alda Chan
  • Jackie Chang
  • Manolia Charlotin
  • Sasha Chavchavadze
  • Cecilia Chaverro
  • Steven Chu
  • Kate Collignon
  • Jessica Colon
  • Vince Contarino
  • Amy Crawford
  • Margaret Crotty
  • Anastacio Cruz
  • Rosemery Cruz
  • Samuel Cruz
  • Mercedes Cuapa
  • Benia Darius
  • Peter Darrow
  • Benia Daruis
  • Michelle de la Uz
  • Claro de los Reyes
  • Jenny DeBower
  • Neil deMaus
  • Kate Dempsey
  • Anthony Deng
  • Carmen Diaz
  • Elder Kevin Dickenson
  • Jake Dobkin
  • Tanisha Douglas
  • Erin Drinkwater
  • Dexter Dugar
  • Benjamin Dulchin
  • Jeffrey Dunston
  • Olga Duran
  • Timothy DuWhite
  • Sara East Johnson
  • Harris Edelman
  • Adrian Edward
  • David Ehrenberg
  • Willis Elkins
  • Amy Ellenbogen
  • Don Elliot
  • Vicki Ellner
  • Althea Erickson
  • Maria Espiral
  • Jim Esposito
  • Teri Fabi
  • Rachel Falcone
  • Susan Feldman
  • Meg Fellerath
  • Bobby Ferazi
  • Alexandra Ferguson
  • Yris Fernandez
  • Laura Fernandez
  • Jonathan Ferrer
  • Maria Ferrera
  • Alan Fishman
  • Alison Fleminger
  • Rosamond Fletcher
  • Rachel Forsyth
  • Mark Fowler
  • Joanna Frank
  • Adam Friedman
  • Jenie Fu
  • Penny Fuijko-Willgerodt
  • Cruz Fuksman
  • Mary Gainey
  • Jennifer Galatioto
  • Rachelle Gaspard
  • Heather Gay
  • Karen Geer
  • Henry Goldschmidt
  • Viviana Gordon
  • Gibran Grant
  • Justin Green
  • Catherine Green
  • Marquis Greggs
  • Terry Greiss
  • Annaliese Griffin
  • Michelle Grimes
  • Brigitte Griswold
  • Ligia Guallpa
  • Josmene Guerrier
  • Violeta Guiterrez
  • Laurel Gwizdak
  • Craig Hammerman
  • Radiah Harper
  • Tia Harris
  • Judy Harris Kluger
  • Heather Hart
  • Melanie Hart
  • Kathryn Haslanger
  • Dozier Hasty
  • Rebecca Haverson
  • Anne Heller
  • Bill Henson
  • Vilma Heramia
  • Penelope Hernandez
  • Elizabeth Hill
  • Tracy Hobson
  • Bekim Hoti
  • Deb Howard
  • Dwayne Hughes
  • Connie Hula
  • Jack Hulla
  • Kemi Ilesanmi
  • Jennifer Irwin
  • Tanwi Islam
  • Ishmel Islam
  • Michelle Jackson
  • Wes Jackson
  • Diane Jacobowitz
  • Bonnie James
  • Clarisa James
  • Donovan James
  • Kirk James
  • Tiloma Jayasinghe
  • Julia Jean-Francois
  • Gena Jefferson
  • Kevin Jeffrey
  • Edyth Jenkins
  • Diane John
  • Clay Johnson
  • Dedra Johnson
  • Katrina Jones
  • Jennifer Jones Austin
  • Rose Jones-Wilson
  • Blaze Jones-Yellin
  • Joseph Joque
  • Emma Jordan-Simpson
  • Michael Jukoski
  • Robert Kaplan
  • Elisa Kaplan
  • Purnima Kapur
  • Jessica Katz
  • Gillian Kaye
  • Margaret Kelley
  • Martin Kessler
  • Shanti Ketema
  • Khader Khalilia
  • Naela Khan
  • Coco Killingsworth
  • Byron Kim
  • Janet Kinney
  • Rasmia Kirmani-Frye
  • Michele Kirshbaum
  • Matt Klein
  • Tova Klein
  • Elizabeth Koch
  • Nancy Kohn
  • Lilian Kreutzberger
  • Ailun Ku
  • Christopher Kui
  • Richard Kuo F Lafrontant
  • Dal Lamagna
  • Steve Larosiliere
  • Jay Laudato
  • Harvey Lawrence
  • Manuel Lazo
  • Amanda Leis
  • Betsy Lewin
  • Ted Lewin
  • Lynn Lewis
  • Lynette Lewis-Rogers
  • Perryne Lokhandwala
  • Jose Lopez
  • Andrea Louie
  • Virginia Louloudes
  • Narcisa Loza
  • Frances Lucerna
  • Rukia Lumumba
  • Dave Lutz
  • Katie Lyon
  • Malcolm Mackay
  • Paul Mak
  • Shreya Malena-Sannon
  • Joan Malin
  • Fekkak Mamdouh
  • Joshua Mandelbaum
  • Kenneth Marable
  • Jay Marcus
  • Sarah Marcus
  • Pedro Martinez
  • Ednica Maxineau
  • Emily May
  • Simone Mayfield
  • B. Mayo
  • Esperanza Mayobre
  • Suzanne McClelland
  • Kate McDonough
  • Tynesha McHarris
  • Steven McIntosh
  • Joseph McKellar
  • Rashad Meade
  • Scot Medbury
  • Freddie Melendez
  • Yamilka Mena
  • Savannah Mendes
  • Jennifer Messier
  • J. Miller
  • Demetrice Mills
  • Samantha Mills
  • Jennifer Mitchell
  • Regina Mitchell
  • Esther Monlton
  • Gilford Monrose
  • Meledi Montano
  • Lidia Montilla
  • Marcus Moore
  • Michael Morales
  • Ruth Morales
  • Nancy Moricette
  • Joseph Morilto
  • C. Zawadi Morris
  • Paul Moses
  • Joel Moskowitz
  • Maria Mosquera
  • Carlos Mosso
  • Wael Mousfar
  • Lisa Mueller
  • Jarrett Murphy
  • Tawana Myers
  • Chris Myers
  • Sharon Myrie
  • Daphnee Napoleon
  • Marty Needleman
  • Jeff Nemetsky
  • Stephanie Nilva
  • Mwata Nubian
  • Nicole Nulton
  • Sonja Okun
  • Ira Okyne
  • Jonae Oldham
  • Joanne Oplustil
  • Miguel Orlando
  • Anna Ortega-Williams
  • Juan Ortiz
  • Roberto Ortiz
  • Cara Page
  • Posheda Panchoo
  • Paul Parkhill
  • Cris Parque
  • Karen Patterson
  • Michelle Paulino
  • Shelby Pearl Chestnut
  • Ramon Peguero
  • Emmanuel Perch
  • Aurora Perez
  • Stuart Pertz
  • Alijah Peters
  • Marlon Peterson
  • Meredith Phillips-Almeida
  • Ellie Pinckney
  • Carmen Pineda
  • Maria Pintor
  • Sarah Plowder
  • Chinita Pointer
  • Raphael Pope Sussman
  • Krystal Portalatin
  • Stuart Post
  • S. Priman
  • Ferila Primus
  • Divine Pryor
  • Dior Punsammy
  • Brigitte Purvis
  • Sonia Quezado
  • Anna Quinn
  • Marisol Quinones
  • Rovika Rajkishunm
  • Jeanine Ramirez
  • Angela Ramos
  • Ninaj Raoul
  • Audacia Ray
  • Robin Redmond
  • Eileen Reilly
  • Caryn Resnick
  • Susan Restler
  • C Reyes
  • Yan Carlos Reyes
  • Amali Richard
  • Sharon Richards
  • Rosina Riley
  • Fatima Rivera
  • James Roberson
  • Liz Roberts
  • Esther Robinson
  • Knigh Rodney
  • Abdu Rodney
  • Maria Rodriguez
  • Aiva Romero
  • Connie Roosevelt
  • Tasiya Roseborough
  • Kendra Ross
  • M. Ross
  • JP Ross
  • Eliza Rossman
  • Peter Rostovsky
  • Regine Roumain
  • Jon Roure
  • Katy Rubin
  • Rick Russo
  • Rebecca Rybaltowski
  • Guerschmide Saint-Ange
  • Karina Saltman
  • Brad Samuels
  • Nora Samuels
  • Amy Sananman
  • Maguly Sanchez
  • Camida Santana
  • Lani Santo
  • Linda Sarsour
  • Karla Schickele
  • Julianne Schrader
  • Lisa Schreibersdorf
  • Rachel Schuder
  • Leslie Schultz
  • Deborah Schwartz
  • Trina Scotland
  • Paula Segal
  • Danielle Sered
  • Elsa Sevillano
  • Erin Shakespeare
  • Lucas Shapiro
  • Sueli Shaw
  • Michael Sherman
  • Emily Sherrod
  • Claire Silberman
  • Alexandra Silversmith
  • Hildy Simmons
  • Tulani Sinclair
  • Cheyanne Smith
  • Joanne Smith
  • Terry Smith
  • Terri Smith Caronia
  • Jennie Smith-Peers
  • Michael Sniffen
  • Greg Snyder
  • Jennie Soler-McIntosh
  • Jesse Solomon
  • Jacqueline Solorzono
  • Santiago Soriano
  • Isemene Speliotis
  • Ellis Stephens
  • Liz Stevenson
  • Andy Stone
  • Jason Storbakken
  • Martin Stroman
  • Robyn Stylman
  • Kajon Suckra
  • Ann Sullivan
  • Claire Sylvan
  • Farah Tanis
  • Marina Tara
  • Jasmine Tavarez
  • Vaughn Taylor-Akutagawa
  • Lawrencia Terris
  • Maria Thomas
  • Timothy Thomas
  • Tupper Thomas
  • Hanne Tierney
  • Linda Tigani
  • Laura Timme
  • Maria Toledo
  • Jasmine Tomerez
  • Alex Tronolone
  • Joan Tropnas
  • Lee Trotman
  • Renee Turner Gregory
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