Legal Aid Participates In Councilmember Williams' Health and Resource Fair
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
Bus driver Derrick Maultsby and New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams.

Earlier this month, The Legal Aid Society participated with New York City Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn), co-chair of the City Council's Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, in his third annual "Not in My Hood" community event to address senseless gun violence in conjunction with East Flatbush Village, Inc, (EFV). As part of this initiative, advocates and hundreds of community members took part in the Councilmember's health and resource fair at Flatbush Gardens. The event, which came a week after 25 New Yorkers were shot in a 48-hour period, promoted a message of keeping young people safe and providing them with a variety of positive opportunities.

Participating in the fair were Heidi Cain (Civil), Taylor James (Civil), Emily Ruben (Civil), Noha Arafa (Criminal), and Bharati Narumanchi (Criminal).

The health and resource fair was designed as an opportunity for all ages to have free access to basic preventative medicine and health screenings, as well as for young people to take advantage of educational, employment and after-school/summer activity resources. The event, hosted by the management of Flatbush Gardens and the Flatbush Gardens Tenants Association, was supported by organizations that included The Legal Aid Society, Millennium Development, WellCare, United HealthCare Community Plan, Emblem Health, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Sesame Flyers, and the Brooklyn Public Library.