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TOPIC: Newtown Creek Community Health Project Info Sessions, 10/18 & 10/27

Attention Residents of Greenpoint, East Williamsburg, and Maspeth: Are you worried about health problems caused by the pollution in your neighborhood? Would you like the opportunity to tell your story? If yes, then you may want to be interviewed for a community health project that aims to document the public health concerns of individuals residing in communities along Newtown Creek in New York City.

The study will be conducted by a collaborative team from the Urban Public Health Department of Hunter College/CUNY, HabitatMap, and the Newtown Creek Alliance. As a resident of Greenpoint (Brooklyn), East Williamsburg (Brooklyn), or Maspeth (Queens), you are invited to participate in the study, which hopes to capture residents’ experience with illness and environmental pollution in their neighborhood.

Participation will provide you with an opportunity to have your story documented in your own words. With your permission, the information you disclose will be displayed in written and audio format on a website (www.habitatmap.org) and in a written report that will be disseminated to community members, media outlets, elected officials, and other interested parties.

Participation in this study is strictly voluntary and you do not have to answer any questions that make you feel uncomfortable.

In addition, we are looking for individuals interested in joining our Newtown Creek Research Team. Training will be provided on how to conduct and record one-on-one interviews.

Community involvement is important, make your voice heard! If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please attend one of the scheduled information sessions:

Saturday, October 18th at 3PM
Greenpoint Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library
107 Norman Ave (at Leonard St.), Brooklyn, NY 11222

Monday. October 27th at 6PM
Leonard Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library
81 Devoe St. (at Leonard St.), Brooklyn, NY 11211

For more information email newtowncreekstudy@gmail.com
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