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#GetOrganizedBK Hosts Civic Festival Tuesday At Prospect Park

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The #GetOrganizedBK team is hosting a free Civic Festival—a resistance and community building event, tomorrow at Prospect Park.

On Tuesday, from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the Prospect Park Bandshell, the organization will celebrate and highlight all the work the #GetOrganizedBK working groups and members have accomplished over the months. There will be talks by local and national leaders and activists; musical, spoken-word, and cultural performances; a propaganda party (featuring kid-friendly activities); a retro phone-booth for calling elected officials; a voting rights obstacle course; and even karaoke!

“Trump has been President for 167 days. Within those days, we have marched, rallied, protested, written letters, called our elected officials, and more. We still have many more days to go…but to keep our spirits high, we’re taking a moment to pause and to celebrate the #resistance and our allies,” City Council Member Brad Lander (District 39) said in a Facebook post announcing the event.

#GetOrganizedBK was founded by Lander and Congregation Beth Elohim’s Rabbi Rachel Timoner in response to Donald Trump’s election and to “defend democracy and human dignity.” The group mobilizes Brooklynites to “power together,” resist, and stand up against racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and other threats to democracy.

Check out getorganizedbk.org for info on how to get involved and for details about tomorrow’s Civic Festival.

#GetOrganziedBK Civic Festival
Tuesday, July 25 (gates open at 4:30pm, performances from 5:30 to 8:30pm)
Prospect Park Bandshell (enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West)

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