NAG ACTION is a once-a-month collaborative meeting between concerned citizens looking to learn more and do more in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint community. NAG ACTION brings the issues of our Organizing Agenda: Open Space, Transportation, Affordable Housing, and Community Character, under one umbrella. The goal is to address them in a proactive way and to support the larger goals of progressive, intelligent community growth, bringing together any and all types of organizers, activists, local leaders, business owners, and residents to discuss, learn, and take action in the neighborhood.
NAG Action meets the first Tuesday of every month at various locales around the neighborhood. The topics are determined by NAG’s (volunteer) organizers, rotating between teach-ins, skillshares, group discussions, and actions. Areas of focus center around the immediate concerns of our community. We will be looking to local experts on each topic to help us teach, so by asking you to attend we are also asking you to participate.
The best part of NAG Action is that we welcome you to join us at any level of neighborhood knowledge. Whether you’ve been in the ‘hood your entire life or just arrived last week, there are things that we can all learn, share, and do together to better our community.
Past NAG Actions:
- May 2010: Open discussion of development plans for the old Domino Sugar Factory on the Southside waterfront.
- June 2010: Teach-in: What is “Affordable Housing”?
- July 2010: Neighborhood meeting: Why shop local & how to support local businesses.
- August 2010: Action: McCarren Park clean-up
- September 2010: Skillshare: How to negotiate your lease & other fun stuff about NYC housing law.
- October 2010: Neighborhood meeting: Newtown Creek & more Superfund fun
- November 2010: Neighborhood meeting: Why Vote Local?
- December 2010: Field Trip & Group activity: What is this Community Board thing anyways…
- January 2011: Documentary screening: “Metropolitan Avenue”
- February 2011: Volunteer Open House: (Canceled due to extreme weather; rescheduled for Tues March 29)
- March 2011: Skillshare: “Know Your Rights” Workshop. Led by the National Lawyer’s Guild New York City Chapter’s Street Law Team. Topics include practical advice for getting through a police encounter safely and calmly, constitutional rights and why they are important, role-play exercises of typical encounters with the police and more!
- April 2011: Neighborhood Meeting. “Community Gardens, Open Spaces, & Guerilla Gardening. Oh, my!
Join NAG Action and become involved in your community. Think global; Act local!