Community Strike
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Community Strike

  • Industry City Represents everything that has put us in harm’s way for generations- Colonization and Corporate Greed

  • Plans to use our industrial waterfront commercially, instead of climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience

  • Has tried to use concessions to get their rezoning passed, while we must prepare for a very real threat; Climate Change

The community alternative vision for the waterfront is “The GRID

  • Retain the maritime and Industrial character of Sunset Park

  • Stop the loss of manufacturing

  • Capitalize on public investment and infrastructure in Sunset Park to create new well-paid jobs and business options for residents.

  • Build sustainable community-driven development that implements a Just Transition and provide well-paying jobs.

Join our community strike for Climate over capitalism on Friday, September 27th at Sunset Park on 44th Street and 5th avenue. for more information please contact us at info@uprose.org or call (718)492-9307.

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The 7th New York City Climate Justice Youth Summit (Day 2)
Sep
21
9:30 AM09:30

The 7th New York City Climate Justice Youth Summit (Day 2)

  • 250 Cadman Plaza West Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)
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Climate Justice Youth Summit (CJYS) participants, it’s that time of the year again! That’s right, NYC’s 7th Climate Justice Youth Summit is fast approaching and this year’s summit will undoubtedly be the most important one to date considering our political situation. In years past CJYS successfully gathered 750 youth who live locally in the most vulnerable communities of NYC to learn and work to address climate justice. This year we're going smaller but bigger, setting the goal of educating and transforming even more. With your help young people of color all over the city will become organizers with the ability to take hold of their own future and be the change they want to see.

This year we are partnering with the Climate Justice Alliance,  and others while expanding the summit’s from a New York City based event to a national dialogue between youth leaders of color from Puerto Rico, Michigan; the Gulf South; and the Global South. This is a Call to Action! Young people of color are on the front lines of the climate crisis, now is the time to power up! 

This is Day 2 of the Climate Justice Youth Summit and it will be held at 250 Cadman Plaza West Brooklyn, NY 11201

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The 7th New York City Climate Justice Youth Summit (DAY 1)
Sep
20
11:30 AM11:30

The 7th New York City Climate Justice Youth Summit (DAY 1)

Climate Justice Youth Summit (CJYS) participants, it’s that time of the year again! That’s right, NYC’s 7th Climate Justice Youth Summit is fast approaching and this year’s summit will undoubtedly be the most important one to date considering our political situation. In years past CJYS successfully gathered 750 youth who live locally in the most vulnerable communities of NYC to learn and work to address climate justice. This year we're going smaller but bigger, setting the goal of educating and transforming even more. With your help young people of color all over the city will become organizers with the ability to take hold of their own future and be the change they want to see.

This year we are partnering with the Climate Justice Alliance,  and others while expanding the summit’s from a New York City based event to a national dialogue between youth leaders of color from Puerto Rico, Michigan; the Gulf South; and the Global South. This is a Call to Action! Young people of color are on the front lines of the climate crisis, now is the time to power up! 

This is Day 1 of the Climate Justice Youth Summit and it will be held at 26 Bridge Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Should Sunset be Rezoned?
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Should Sunset be Rezoned?

On September 16th. Our council member is posing the question, “Should Sunset Park rezone Industry City?” We need you to show up to answer that question. Join #POWWA on September 16th at 6 p.m. to Oppose Industry City’s Proposed rezoning plan.

DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE

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Climate Justice Youth Summit Artbuild
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Climate Justice Youth Summit Artbuild

The upcoming UPROSE Climate Justice Youth Summit's direct action is dedicated to Puerto Rico - The action will be held on September 20th and the Summit on the 20th & 21st- Young People of Color are coming from all over the US and Puerto Rico to join us - In preparation for the direct action on September 20th UpRose Bk. You can RSVP at info@uprose.org or call the office (718)492-9307.

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Climate Justice Youth Summit Artbuild
Sep
7
11:30 AM11:30

Climate Justice Youth Summit Artbuild

The upcoming UPROSE Climate Justice Youth Summit's direct action is dedicated to Puerto Rico - The action will be held on September 20th and the Summit on the 20th & 21st- Young People of Color are coming from all over the US and Puerto Rico to join us - In preparation for the direct action on September 20th UpRose Bk. You can RSVP at info@uprose.org or call the office (718)492-9307.

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Climate Justice Youth Summit Artbuild
Aug
31
11:30 AM11:30

Climate Justice Youth Summit Artbuild

The upcoming UPROSE Climate Justice Youth Summit's direct action is dedicated to Puerto Rico - The action will be held on September 20th and the Summit on the 20th & 21st- Young People of Color are coming from all over the US and Puerto Rico to join us - In preparation for the direct action on September 20th UpRose Bk. You can RSVP at info@uprose.org or call the office (718)492-9307.

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Open Mic Night
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Night

On Friday, August 23rd, UPROSE will kick off the 2019 Climate Justice Youth Summit with an Open Mic Night, featuring the Poet, Educator, and Activist Mariposa. Come share space with youth and elders, break bread, and enjoy wonderful performances. Join us on Friday, August 23rd at 7 pm to kick off the 7th NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit. You can RSVP at info@uprose.org or call the office (718)492-9307.

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Mofongo
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Mofongo

We are the sum of the experiences of our tribes. We are descendants. We are the people of the Middle Passage. And we're here to reflect, mourn, celebrate and connect over what that has given us today.

Mofongo is an NYC-based events platform that exists for the purpose of showcasing the multitude of experiences in the LatinX community.

This first event is in partnership with UPROSE, Brooklyn's oldest Latino community based organization. This summer UPROSE will be hosting its 7th NYC Climate Justice Youth Summit. Low income communities of color — and especially youth of color – face an unprecedented challenge: the intersecting crises of toxic pollution, rising sea levels, a predatory criminal justice system, and mounting inequality. The Climate Justice Youth Summit has become an incredibly effective cornerstone of developing young people of color for the leadership that these crises demand over the last six years.

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September Fundraiser for Sustainable Farming in Puerto Rico
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

September Fundraiser for Sustainable Farming in Puerto Rico

Stay tuned as UPROSE works with several volunteer supporters to plan and stage a fundraiser for sustainable farming in Puerto Rico. Proceeds will be donated to La Finca Conciencia and the Solidarity Bus/La Guagua Solidaria as Puerto Rican communities on the main island of Puerto Rico and the island of Vieques strategize and rebuild to increase sustainable farming and renewable energy reliance and resiliency while helping locals to depend less on US-controlled, imported foods. Details will be published soon. 

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Finca Conciencia Fundraiser
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Finca Conciencia Fundraiser

#OurPowerPRnyc coalition member organization, SiemPResente, will be hosting a fundraiser for sustainable farm, La Finca Conciencia in Vieques, on Thursday, July 26 at BierWax, 556 Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn. Suggested donation is $20. More information is available here: http://newyork.carpediem.cd/events/7349547-jangueo-y-justicia-fundraiser-for-finca-conciencia-at-bierwax/

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No To Displacement in Sunset Park
Jul
24
6:00 PM18:00

No To Displacement in Sunset Park

On July 23, Community Board 7 held its first town hall meeting regarding the rezoning proposal put forth by Industry City which would drastically change the last major manufacturing waterfront remaining in New York. UPROSE supporters showed up in strong numbers to silently protest the rezoning which, we affirm, would cause the displacement of local residents by the elite and the replacement of well-paying manufacturing jobs with low-paying service jobs. Instead of working to support their own families, Sunset Park residents face the real threat of having to work for and serve the new elite taking over the waterfront. Sunset Park is NOT a playground for the rich. Sunset Park is not for sale. Our red and black POWWA flags covered the outside sidewalk and stood watch during the town hall meeting. Join us in our fight to preserve local jobs and local residents.

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A Community Forum on Vieques
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

A Community Forum on Vieques

Join us this Juneteenth, June 19th, 2018, in welcoming two powerful leaders from Vieques, the Puerto Rican island off of the eastern section where the US Navy once tested its military might:Ana Elisa Perez Quintero, co-founder of La Colmena-Finca Conciencia, and Myrna Pagan, long-time member of the resistance. Ana Elisa and Myrna will guide us through the challenges Vieques faces and the grassroots solutions their communities lead.

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National Puerto Rican Day Parade with #OurPowerPRnyc
Jun
10
10:00 AM10:00

National Puerto Rican Day Parade with #OurPowerPRnyc

Over 170 members of the #OurPowerPRnyc coalition united as one contingent to deliver the message, "El poder lo tenemos nosotros puertorriquenos (Puerto Rican People Have the Power!)".

Our contingent included CJA, Muevete, El Maestro Boxing Club and Cultural Center, North Bronx Racial Justice, Tambor Pre-School, NRDC, and CHULO among others. The contingent was led by three youth activists carrying the UPROSE banner. Elizabeth Yeampierre followed in the UPROSE sunflower-decorated, electric car. Alongside the car were two CHULO models looking like royal guards.

After this came the first two of the art brigades: the puzzle map of Puerto Rico honoring the living and the over 4500 dead, and the mangrove tree accompanied by an intergenerational collective of kids, teens, young adults and elders carrying paper puppet animals native to Puerto Rico's ecosystem that had #justtransition and #justrecovery messaging on the converse side of the art.

Next came the official #OurPowerPRnyc float. It was decorated with a traditional casita at the front, and on its porch we had elders and Nuyorican celebrities carrying political messaging as well as a light brigade. These icons included Nitza Tufino, Nancy Mercado, Arthur Aviles, Ana Rokafella Garcia, Gabriel Kwikstep Dionisio, Elena Martinez and Ronnie Rafaela Billini. The float featured members of Bomba Yo on the stage performing while the Women Warriors marched and danced alongside the float as it traveled in the middle of our contingent up Fifth Avenue

Behind the float came the young boxers from El Maestro. Immediately behind them came our third art brigade that showcased a huge Taino/Arahuaco-inspired puppet hurricane whose message was that disaster capitalism and PROMESA were the real hurricane.

At the tail end came two banners and dozens of marchers carrying black flag parasols.

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