Insights to Impact

The Latest from Brooklyn Community Foundation

Twitter

  • Such an impactful movement ❤️🎉 2 days 15 hours ago
  • Join Hidden Water on Monday, November 28th @ 7:00pm ET/ 4:00pm PT for an evening Circle of four subject-matter expe… https://t.co/rBdASJcAmk 2 days 17 hours ago
  • On this day, and every day, we are grateful for the longstanding presence and leadership of indigenous peoples in t… https://t.co/AjGieLDoBW 2 days 18 hours ago

Discussing COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates, Hesitancy, Outreach, and Equity with The New York Times

"When we look at [vaccine] mandates, we have to put a lens of how does this impact different demographic groups — racially, gender, income, type of work, neighborhood — right, we have to have a more nuanced assessment of how we’re rolling out public health interventions.

And at Brooklyn Community Foundation, we work with a network of nonprofit organizations throughout the borough of Brooklyn here in New York City, where they’re taking all sorts of different approaches to engaging with community members, to understand what are those barriers, empathize with whatever the source of that hesitation is."

- Marcella Tillett, VP of Programs and Partnerships
Brooklyn Community Foundation

Our VP of Programs and Partnerships Marcella Tillett joined this week's conversation on "The Argument," a New York Times Podcast, to discuss the benefits and risks of vaccine mandates with fellow guest Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan, and host Jane Coaston. Listen to the episode below, and read the transcript here.


Change starts here, and it starts with you.
Join us and invest in a racially just future for Brooklyn.

GIVE TO BROOKLYN

Jameela Syed

Communications Manager (She/Her/Hers)
"The other issue that we’re not talking about is who enforces these mandates. We saw the situation that emerged when we had essential workers who became enforcers of mask mandates, and had to succumb to all manners of verbal and sometimes physical violence."- Marcella Tillett