One Brooklyn: Sustainability and Partnership

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Music and Social Justice Day is Brooklyn Music Week’s culminating event curated by ‘ForeverMyCity.’ It aims to highlight and pay homage to Brooklyn’s Community Based Organizations, Social Service Agencies, Small Businesses, and Cultural Institution’s whose mission is to uplift the livelihood of Brooklyn residents.

This year’s event will specifically focus on creating sustainability through new partnerships and collaborations. Festivities for the day will include a workshop that will highlight resources for businesses at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and advice for entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. It will also feature a panel from Medgar Ever’s College, Start-Up New York businesses.

The night will end with our “Brooklyn Changer Maker’s” networking mixer that will both bring together and celebrate Brooklyn’s many nonprofit organizations and entrepreneurs who serve as change agents in their communities.

Program Details


One Brooklyn
11am – 2pm
Music and Social Justice Panel
3pm - 4pm
Networking Event
4pm - 6pm

One Brooklyn through Sustainability and Partnerships

How businesses and communities can grow together

11 am – 2 pm

“One Brooklyn” workshop is intended to connect small businesses to CBOs that focus on workforce development in the community. It will serve as both a networking mixer for CBO’s to collaborate with one another and provide resources for growing businesses. The workshop will also feature presentations from the Start-up New York businesses through Medgar Evers College who are housed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to discuss their journey and give advice to inspiring entrepreneurs and start-up- businesses. Presentations will include information about health care, MWBE Certification process, the benefits of being a part of a Chamber, new initiatives from Central Brooklyn EDC, and how to use the Navy’s Employment Center successfully.

Brooklyn Change Maker’s Session

3 pm – 4 pm:  Music and Social Justice Panel

4 pm – 6 pm: Networking Mixer and BBQ

Panel: Moderated by, Ineisha Williford, Vice Chair of Central Brooklyn EDC, CEO of Forever My City, Community School Director, and Community Relations Specialist.

The Branding of Brooklyn through the Influence of Music and Pop Culture: Has it played a role in gentrification and how do communities economically sustain with the vast changes occurring in communities across Brooklyn?