2007-10-19 / Community

Sanders Summons Black and Latino Men To Take Back Edgemere Park

Councilman James Sanders Jr. is calling on black and Latino men to "Take Back Our Park" on Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. The event will take place at Edgemere Park, located at Beach 51 Street and Beach Channel Drive.

Last month Sanders hosted a men's breakfast in an effort to increase the participation of black and Latino men in the Rockaway community. "The idea is to fix problems in the community without waiting for others to take care of them," said Sanders in a Wave interview last month.

"It is time for men in this community to step up against: violence, fatherless children and a lack of power. This cleanup is about more than just pushing a broom or planting flowers. It is about the men in this community stepping up and taking responsibility. The same amount of time we waste on complaining about our conditions can be used on fixing them," said Sanders.

The park cleanup will take place bi-monthly at Edgemere Park.

For further information, contact the Office of Councilman James Sanders Jr. at 718-471-7014.

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