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Women of Weeksville Luncheon

  • Weeksville Heritage Center 158 Buffalo Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

Weeksville Heritage Center and Federal Home Loan Bank invite you to celebrate our 2018 Women of Weeksville luncheon. Join us for this year's celebration of movers and shakers who exemplify the ideals of the many inspiring women who settled and rediscovered Weeksville.

This year's honorees:

Representative Yvette Clarke, (D-NY 9th District)

As a Brooklyn native and activist, a community organizer and now as a legislator, Congresswoman Clarke’s boldness, compassion and love for the people has allowed her to become an effective leader and an outspoken advocate on numerous issues of great importance to her constituents.

AllInBrooklyn, Brooklyn philanthropic collective

Within only three years in existence, ALLINBKLYN's community of fifty women, along with a growing number of supporters, has made forty-three grants, some of which were multi-year, to twenty-nine Brooklyn nonprofits, totaling $684,000. Weeksville Heritage Center was a 2015 award grantee.

Kimberly Drew, arts activist and social media manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An avid proponent of black spaces, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem, which inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art. Since starting her blog, Drew has delivered lectures and participated in panel discussions at the New Museum, Art Basel, Moogfest, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and written for several outlets.


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Immediately following the luncheon, Weeksville Heritage Center will be hosting ZEN DAY, a wellness symposium for women of color powered by  GrillzandGranola and I See You Wellness. Sessions include yoga, acupuncture, and reiki. Vegan lunch will also be provided. Tickets can be purchased here

Later Event: June 9
Common Grounds Community Day