We Are El Barrio

East Harlem is at a crossroads, facing a number of threats including climate change, development, and gentrification. WE ACT for Environmental Justice, in collaboration with Ascendant Neighborhood Development and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, is offering a series of free public workshops to help protect, preserve, and strengthen our community.

Thursday, September 5th – 6-8 PM
Introduction & Climate Resiliency Workshop
by WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Because of climate change, many parts of East Harlem are likely to experience more flooding and severe and more prolonged heat waves. Participants will learn what needs to be done to protect their neighborhood from both climate change and gentrification. RSVP HERE

Wednesday, September 11th – 6-8 PM
Preservation 101 Workshop
by Ascendant Neighborhood Development
Participants will discuss what needs to be preserved in the community and learn about the various tools of preservation, landmarking buildings, and tax credits.

Thursday, September 19th – 6-8 PM
Arts & Culture Workshop
by Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
Participants will learn how arts and culture can inform urban design in East Harlem as a means of preservation.

Location of All Three Workshops:
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
120 East 125th Street (between Park & Lexington)
This site is accessible.

Dinner & refreshments, childcare & activities, and Spanish-language interpretation will be provided at each workshop.

Saturday, October 5th – 10 AM-1 PM
We Are El Barrio Town Hall
Location: TBD

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