The Take Back LIC Community Series aims to bring together neighbors from across the Greater LIC Area to learn about and discuss the mounting development pressures facing our communities and the consequences for the quality of life for our community members and the livability of our neighborhoods.

And to collectively identify and pursue ways of working together to fight for a more equitable and just future for our communities.

This series is a joint effort of local groups serving the Greater LIC Community. Organizers include Justice For All Coalition, LIC Coalition, Hunter’s Point Civic Association, and Court Square Civic Association.  

>>>Learn More about the Organizers>>>

Two Local Workshops

The series includes two separate-but-complementary workshops that highlight different aspects of the same struggle – overdevelopment and privatization without regard for and at the expense of the quality of life of local residents and other community members including artists, small businesses and small manufacturing.

We hope you can join us for both workshops!

Workshop 1: Saturday August 25th, 2018, 11:00am – 2:00pm
@ Variety Boys and Girls Club, 21-12 30th Rd, LIC

Learn how to stand up and speak out about your concerns and vision for the neighborhood. This workshop will include an introductions to giving public testimony, art activism, and performances by our youth! 

Workshop 2: Wednesday September 12, 2018, 7:00pm – 9pm
@ New York Irish Center 
1040 Jackson Avenue, LIC 11101

Climate change and sea-level rise are real. Overdevelopment without comprehensive planning threaten our community. Learn how to make  LIC less vulnerable and contribute your thoughts on repurposing the DOE building as the centerpiece of a new community vision.

Food, child care and interpretation will be available at both! 

A special thanks to the Municipal Art Society (MAS) for their support in helping to make these workshops possible.

>>>Learn More about the Workshops>>>

A City-Wide Rally and March – Postponed.

This workshop series will culminate with a March with multiple rallies through the neighborhood. We hope you can join us on Saturday September 29, 2018 to raise awareness about the concerns of our community – among our fellow neighbors and local policymakers.

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