This month, we worked hard to build networks of care and resiliency with our partners in New York City. Check out what we’ve been up to with our Digital Stewards in Williamsburg and Hunts Point, including practicing our emergency organizing skills and drafting a communications plan.
Don’t Panic, Organize! Workshop w/ El Puente & NYU Students
CTNY and our partner, El Puente, recently co-hosted a community #resiliency workshop with students from NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. We put them to the test of putting together their own portable wi-fi network and activating it to communicate with neighbors during a natural disaster. We think they did a pretty good job of keeping their neighborhood connected to critical resources and each other during the midst of Superstorm CTNY. This practice scenario showcases what we think is vital for building resiliency: in an emergency – don’t panic, organize with your community!
Hunts Point Emergency Community Planning w/ The POINT CDC
In part two of this month’s resiliency work, CTNY supported The POINT CDC‘s workshop to create a Hunts Point Emergency Communications Plan. Community members organized to build the plan using the Hunt’s Point Community Network. We’re excited to see the network grow to become a powerful tool for engaging community member’s in environmental justice issues and helping them prepare for future emergencies.