Being one of the most diverse places on earth, Brooklyn is soaked in such diverse cultural practices and offerings. As a Jamaican-American growing up right here in Flatbush, it inspires me to see the many cultural offerings our community provides, from food to clothing to music and art. Yet as our city undergoes radical transformation due to the effects of gentrification, it is of vital importance that we protect our diverse cultural heritage and these amazing community institutions.
Support cultural institutions such as the African Music Centre
Open a new community center that celebrates and educates folks about the district’s rich culture of music, from Jazz to Caribbean influenced genres.
Establish food focused events celebrating the unique flavors offered by our diverse restaurants, while setting up cooking workshops so that our children can learn how to cook healthy meals using recipes and ingredients unique to our district's diverse cultures.