TENTH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
FUREE is Ten Years Old!
Ten years ago, FUREE was founded by a group of 15 women living on public assistance to fight for racial, gender and economic equity. Since then, we’ve reached to over 25,000 people, developed hundreds of leaders and won victories that impact thousands of low income and working class people of color in Brooklyn and New York City.
We wouldn't be here today, causing trouble for the powers that be, if it wasn't for the support of donors and allies who believe in the power of grassroots leadership!
We're inviting you to help us mark a decade of building FUREEous power at our Tenth Anniversary Celebration, featuring an exciting retrospective of our work and inspiration from acclaimed poet, Sonia Sanchez and activist professor, Frances Fox Piven.
The program will also feature honorees, musical performances and a tribute to Sandra Robinson and Randy Leigh through the unveiling of the Sandra & Randy Fund, a leadership development initiative!
It wouldn't be a FUREEous celebration without delicious food (French-Moroccan fusion), an open bar, music and dancing at the gorgeous La Vie Restaurant and Lounge!
General ticket prices are $50 and $30 for FUREE Members (sliding scale). We hope that you will also support FUREE by being a sponsor to ensure the next decade of building grassroots power to win racial, gender and economic justice in Brooklyn!
Host Committee: Olanike Alabi (NYS District Leader, 57th AD), Tom Angotti (Center for Community Planning & Development - CUNY), Wayne Barrett (Journalist), Beatriz Beckford (Brooklyn Food Coalition), Ilana Berger (New Bottom Line), DeAngelo Bester (Worker Center for Racial Justice), Cinque Brathwaite, Dan Cantor (Working Families Party), Mark Dunlea (Hunger Action Network of NYS), Reverend David Dyson (Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Ret.), Edward Goldman (Brooklyn for Peace), John Gordon (Fortune Society), Marvin Holland (Transport Workers Union Local 100), NYC Council Member Letitia James (CD 35), The Jean-Rodriguez Family, NYS Assembly Member Hakeem Jeffries (AD 57), NYS Assembly Member Joseph Lentol (AD 50), Rusia Mohiuddin, NYS Senator Velmanette Montgomery (SD 18), Irini Neofotistos, Chris Owens (NYS District Leader, AD 52), Congressman Major Owens (Ret.), Dr. Charlotte Phillips (Brooklyn for Peace), NYS Senator Kevin Parker (SD 21), Kevin Powell (Author/Activist), Michael Premo, Lincoln Restler (NYS District Leader, 50th AD), Damaris Reyes (Good Old Lower East Side/GOLES), Tom Robbins (Journalist), Rob Robinson (National Economic & Social Rights Initiative), Mimi Rosenberg (WBAI), Hasan Salaam (Artist/Activist), Wanda Salaman (Mothers on the Move), April R. Silver (AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.), Bernard White (Community for Progressive Radio), Maya Wiley, Sondra Youdelman (Community Voices Heard) (list in formation)
Friends of the 10th Anniversary Committee: Fulvia Forbes, Ellen Garvey, Marilyn Gelber (Brooklyn Community Foundation), Edward Goldman (Brooklyn for Peace), Victoria Lugo (Good Old Lower East Side), Miles McAfee (Medgar Evers College), Monica Morganstein, Raquel Namuche, Sumitra Rajkumar (Social Justice Leadership), Margaret Seigle (Good Old Lower East Side), Ronald Shiffman (Pratt Institute, Murphy Institute), Heriberto Vargas (International Ladies Garment Workers Union) & Paul Wasserman
Tenth Anniversary Planning Committee: Alvin Bartolomey (FUREE Leader), Joyce Bryant (FUREE Leader), Ed Goldman (Friend of FUREE), John Gordon (Friend of FUREE), Wanda Imasuen (FUREE Leader), Valery Jean (Director), Celina Lynch (Board Member) Maisha Morales (Board Member), Desiree Marshall (Senior Organizer, FUREEous Youth), Millard “Mitty” Owens (Deputy Director, Development), Lucas Shapiro (Senior Organizer, Accountable Development Campaign), Arnetha Singleton (FUREE Leader) & Diana Smith (Board Member)
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