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The Rise of the New Sustainers



Sustainers link arms and commit to helping forge ahead, using every skill and resource to fight for more viable futures for generations to come. This week, we salute the women scientists of Medgar Evers College School of Science, who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their male colleagues, connecting young people from kindergarten to college-age to careers – a learnings-pipeline leading from the ground to outer space.


We also celebrate, journalist and WBLS-FM News Director Ann Tripp, who spoke on a panel at a Cultural Caravan Productions event at Restoration Plaza last Sunday. Boys & Girls H.S. Principal Grecian Harrison-Walker led the battle – along with the School’s Advisory Council, parents and teachers – to pull the school from the quicksand of receivership; and Yonnette “Farmer Yon” Fleming (page 3), who continues to enlarge Central Brooklyn’s green footprint, and eloquently tells its story at the Hattie Carthan Garden, at the United Nations and in other countries.

Strong Women Redefining What Power Is

Yonnette Fleming, Earth Steward + Urban Farmer, P.3

Grecian Harrison-Walker, Principal, BGHS, P.10

Ann Tripp

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