Tomorrow: Melissa to Speak at Climate Justice Youth Summit in Brooklyn

After SuperStorm Sandy we witnessed what climate change will look like for New York City’s communities and it’s just the beginning. Tomorrow, Melissa will be speaking to the youth attendees at the 3rd NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit: Frontline Resistance, who will spend Friday and Saturday exploring these important issues.

The summit will include learning circles, interactive panel discussions, performances, and much more! The goal is to engage YOUth, ages 12-24, to start building local community resilience and becoming their community’s frontline resistance to climate change. At the conference, there will be food, giveaways and performances, as well as agencies, organizations, and other groups that would be able to offer internships, fellowships, and potential employment. The NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit is completely free of charge

For more information check out this website: www.uproseyouthsummit.blogspot.com. REGISTRATION is now OPEN, the organizers urge everyone who intends to attend the summit to register.
WHAT: The 3rd NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit: Frontline Resistance

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, July 26-27 2013

WHERE: 220 36 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

RSVP: Register today! http://www.uproseyouthsummit.blogspot.com

 Check out thisvideo for more info:

Update: EDC Announces Process to Reserve Space at Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center

In response to concerns expressed by community and at Melissa’s urging, the city’s Economic Development Corporation has announced a process whereby the community can reserve space at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center. This process is expected to be in place until a final agreement is reached between the City and the new operator of the space. EDC will begin accepting reservations on Thursday, July 25th. Please note that reservation requests must be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Click here to download this document from EDC for information on the process. Community organizations interested in renting the space should review these guidelines carefully and contact Julliard Lin, Project Manager at 212-312-3728 or jlin@nycedc.com, with any questions.

No-Cost Digital Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams Coming to El Barrio

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives. Recognizing this important fact, Soluna Holistic Spa (143 E. 103rd Street) will be hosting a mobile care clinic on Wednesday, July 31st from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm in El Barrio/East Harlem. You must sign up by July 8th by calling 877-628-9090. This event is being coordinated in conjunction with the American Italian Cancer Foundation. For more information, please contact Soluna Holistic Spa at 212-876-1326.

Only women age 40 and older who have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months and have a New York City mailing address qualify for these no-cost mammogram services.

Please help spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors!