(Sunday, August 8, 2021)

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, People In Need held their first annual Humanity March and Youth Community Street Fair during Open Streets on Newkirk Ave by our partners at Flatbush Development Corporation

Our neighborhoods came together to celebrate and recognize the essential mutual aid efforts from our community organizations in the Flatbush, Kensington, and Ditmas Park areas

At our back-to-school supplies and backpack distribution, we were able to help 500 students begin their school year with the right materials

Thank you to all of our partners, FDC, Flatbush-Windsor Terrace Mutual Aid, Arab American Family Support Center, Pakistani Christian Association, Pakistani American Youth Society, Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Desi Rising Up and Moving, Arts & Democracy, ARTBUILT, and Black Lives Matter Brooklyn

Special thanks to :

Anthony Beckford, Rita Joseph, Josue Pierre, Kashif Hussain, Cecilia Cortez and Geoff for the read aloud, Mike the Clown for the balloon figures, volunteers Jane Pien, Alec Chi, Jake Buckner, and Melissa M.

The crafts stall was made possible by Arts & Democracy, and KWT Mutual Aid Group

Thanks to all the PIN volunteers and donors of the backpacks for making this event possible

Music by Eric & Salim

Video by Clàudia Prat