Dollars and Sense in Central Brooklyn

The Brian Lehrer Show Hosts a Community Summit

Monday, August 03, 2009

The Brian Lehrer Show hosted a panel of community guests to speak on less-apparent indicators of the affected economy in central Brooklyn. Neighborhood leaders and members from Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant joined us to discuss the implications of the change. Issues surrounding motherhood, fatherhood, seniors, and education, among other topics were examined.

The WNYC community panelists included Atim Annette Oton, owner of Calabar Imports, an interior design and gift shop based in Prospect Heights, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, a lead community organizer within the Black Muslim community of Brooklyn as well as sports blogger for The Takeaway, and April R. Silver, Director of Akila Worksongs Communications Agency. We were also joined by Pam Green, Executive Director of the Weeksville Heritage Center, and Benita Miller, Executive Director of Brooklyn Young Mothers’ Collective.

The Uncommon Economic Indicators summit was done in partnership with WBGO Newark.

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