Post Tagged with: "Prospect Park"

Rendering of "Our Destiny, Our Democracy," the planned monument to Shirley Chisholm by  Amanda Williams and Olalekan Jeyifous (Courtesy of the artists, via BK Reader)

Monument to Honor Chisholm Selected

Culture, History, Politics, Women May 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm

The artists say their design for the monument to Rep. Shirley Chisholm “celebrates [her] legacy as a civil servant who ‘left the door open’ to make room for others to follow in her path toward equity.” BK Reader reports on the selection and its attributes.

Chirlane McCray proudly announced statute site for Shirley Chisholm with many supporters. (Photo by Todd Maisel via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Shirley Chisholm Statue to Be Erected in Brooklyn

African American, Brooklyn, History, Women November 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, will have a monument in her honor at the entrance of Prospect Park, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

‘The Park, the Path, the Process’

‘The Park, the Path, the Process’

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Video January 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Two Chinese immigrant artists find their inspiration in Prospect Park, in this BRIC TV video produced by their son.

Anne-Claire Legendre, consul-general of France for New York, in front of the monument to the Marquis de La Fayette. (Photo by Andy Katz via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Honoring Lafayette, and His Monument

Brooklyn, History May 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Daniel Chester French’s monument to Lafayette in Prospect Park received a special tribute on its 100th anniversary, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Running to Support Children in Gaza

Running to Support Children in Gaza

Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Middle Eastern, Voices' Picks, Youth March 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Nearly 1,000 people gathered at Prospect Park on March 26 for the Gaza 5K, sponsored by UNRWA-USA to raise money to support mental health counseling for children in Gaza.

Teachers at International High School in Prospect Park opposing the English language assessment (Photo by Madeleine Cummings via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Teachers Refuse to Administer Test

Brooklyn, Education, Immigration May 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

Teachers at a high school with a large immigrant population refused May 1 to administer an English language assessment test that they said was damaging to their students, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Image from "Somewhere in America" video

Hijabs and Hip Hop: Video Challenges Stereotypes

Brooklyn, In the News, Media, Muslim, Video, Women December 5, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Women’s eNews reports on a new video set to a Jay-Z song of veiled Muslim women in Brooklyn and across the U.S. playing sports, posing in trendy styles and just hanging out, in hopes of turning the tables on mainstream depictions and stereotypes.

Potent Statement: Tossing a ball around in the park is a powerful statement of rebellion for young people who leave ultra-Orthodox communities. (Photo by Claudio Papapietro via The Forward)

For Ex-Orthodox Jews, Ultimate Frisbee as Rebellion

Religion, Sports July 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

The Jewish Daily Forward explores the journey of former ultra-Orthodox Jews to a life beyond the insular communities they were raised in, with an interesting feature focusing on a group who have picked up sports that they had previously been banned from playing.