- 2017 NYC PBParty Benefit
- April 20, 2017
- 6 pm - 9:30 pm
- BRIC (647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Celebrate with us!
Now in its 4th year, our PBParty is a time to recognize and celebrate community champions who are building bridges to make democracy work for the people.
Community members in all five boroughs are now using participatory budgeting to decide how to spend $40 million. Now this calls for a celebration!
Join us to celebrate PB and the people who make it possible!
If you have any questions, please email harvir@participatorybudgeting.
Meet our PB Champions
Community Activist Award
Red Hook Initiative
RHI is a community organization in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who believes that social change to overcome systemic inequities begins with empowered youth. They support young people in Red Hook to take the lead in the PB process.
For three PB cycles, RHI has hosted a Youth Committee who serve as delegates, mobilize youth and adults to engage in PB, and coordinate and staff vote sites. PB has been a process that has given the young people in Red Hook an avenue to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community, and society.
RHI’s Youth Committee works in partnership with Carlos Menchaca District 38 office and is led by a former Youth Committee participant, John Texidor, and social work intern, Jordan Molina.
Government Leadership Award
Brooklyn Borough President Eric AdamsIn November 2013, Eric L. Adams was elected to serve as Brooklyn Borough President. Born in Brownsville and educated in the City’s public school system, Eric is committed to ensuring Brooklyn’s bright future by helping each and every Brooklynite reach his or her full potential. Last year, the Brooklyn Borough President committed $1 million to participatory budgeting, becoming the first elected official aside from City Council Members to allocate funding to this community driven budgeting process. He is committing another $1 million in 2017 funding to PB, and is eager to grow this transparent budgeting movement even further in future years.
Organizational Ally Award
The Cloudburst GroupA majority woman-owned business, The Cloudburst Group provides consulting and technical assistance to federal, state and local governments, and nonprofit agencies in planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of programs that benefit socially and economically disadvantaged persons. In the past 10 years, Cloudburst has worked with over 300 state and city governments to design, implement, or evaluate housing, community development, and economic development programs. Cloudburst has supported PBP in scaling up PB to the federal level, especially for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds. It helped launch the first PB process for federal funds, for Oakland’s Community Development Block Grant funds.
Meet our Host Committee
Our Host Committee is composed of our early supporters who are passionate about PB and building real democracy. They bring friends, family, and community to the celebration.
Afua Atta-Mensah, Community Voices Heard
Alexa Aviles, The Scherman Foundation
Ayse Yonder, Pratt Institute
Brad Lander, District 39 New York City Council Member
Carlos Menchaca, District 38 New York City Council Member
Cathy Albisa, National Economic & Social Rights Initiative
Chris Wilson, The Bement School & PBP Board Member
David Giordano, The Children’s Aid Society
David Vlahov, Yale School of Nursing
Daniel Altschuler, Make the Road New York
Erin Barnes, ioby
Harvey Epstein, Urban Justice Center
Joan Bakiriddin, PBNYC 45th District Committee Member
Joe Moore, Alderman of Chicago's 49th Ward and PBP Board Member
Josh Silverstein, CBIDems/PSCC
Jumaane Williams, District 45 New York City Council Member
Mark Winston Griffith, Brooklyn Movement Center
Micah Sifry, Civic Hall
Michael Menser, PBP Board President
Myrna Cabán Lezcano, Friends of the High Line
Ny Whitaker, Ny Whitaker Inc.
Patricia Jerido, Leadership Matters Consulting
Rachael Fauss, PBNYC 39th District Committee Member
Rachel Laforest, Retail Action Project
Robert Sherman, Consultant to Foundations and Nonprofits
Susan Lerner, Common Cause/NY
Walter Meyer, Local Office Landscape & Urban Design, LLC
Walter Mosley, New York State Assemblyman
Featured on printed signage at the event;
Featured on the event web page;
Recognized on PBP’s website;
Thanked during the event program.