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Geezer Gazette #5

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Geezer Gazette #5 Nov 2014


Nov 2014


Volume 1 Issue 5



photos by Peter Angelo Simon


Charles Blow showed himself to be a warm and passionate speaker at the book signing event on the 13th of October at the Irondale Center.  Promoting his book Fire Shut Up in My Bones he answered questions from writer/actor Gbenga Akinnagbe.  Discussing themes from the book, he commented on his life story of successful education in the desegregating South and a confusing and evolving sexual identity not helped by an assault by a cousin when he was six.   He was gracious, calm and optimistic about issues that are often highly charged triggers for tension and difficulty.   Greenlight Bookstore and Afropunk worked with Good Neighbors to create the evening as a fundraiser for Good Neighbors. Thanks go to the restaurant No.7 and Stoli who provided the food and drink and to Nicole Adams who organized the event.  Approximately $1000.00 was raised.

 
 
 

November Monthly Meeting

Monday, November 17th, 6-8pm

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church

85 South Oxford Street

Agenda:

Update on Good Neighbors Project priorities through the remainder of 2014

Resource Mapping: Building a Directory of Recommended Local Contractors

Have you had a positive experience with a local vendor? Let's start building a crowdsourced local business directory. Please bring any contact information for those vendors as we’ll be soliciting input at the meeting!  We’re looking for recommendations for:

  • Home Healthcare Providers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Home Contractors and specialties (Electricians, Plumbing, HVAC)
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Handymen
  • Others - bring your contact list!

December Monthly Meeting: Volunteer Orientation

Monday, December 15th, 6:30-8pm

Clinton Hill branch of the Brooklyn Public Library

380 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Agenda: Volunteer Orientation

Please plan on attending a mandatory Volunteer Training

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