Thursday, October 20, 2011

Three for Thursday: Redistricting Presentation from Dr. John Flateau

(There are three great events happening today: a 2010 Census Redistricting Panel, an Occupy Brooklyn General Assembly on Franklin Ave, and the SOS Crown Heights Peace March).

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday - this is the first of three posts about the trio of great events happening today in the wider area. At 6:30pm over in Clinton Hill, Dr. John Flateau of Medgar Evers College (speaking in the video above) is presenting on "The 2010 Census, Reapportionment, and Redistricting: What Will Be the Impact on Our Community?" Sponsored by District Leader (for the 57th AD) Olanike Alabi, the event will take place at the Teen Challenge Center (444 Clinton Avenue, between Gates and Greene Avenues).  

With so much happening today, ILFA's almost certainly not going to get to this event, but it struck me as interesting and important enough to post. Redistricting is one of the least-understood things political parties do, and consequently, one of the most fraught with corruption and misbehavior (there's an excellent documentary out about it called "Gerrymandering," in which our own 57th State Assembly District features prominently). If you're more of a policy wonk (and if marching and direct democracy aren't your thing), this is the Thursday event for you. 

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