Over the past year Brigada 71 has committed to helping fight food insecurity in Bushwick, Brooklyn by raising money for Club A Kitchen.
Club A Kitchen, in the spirit of Food Not Bombs, provides free hot meals, groceries and a free store for anyone in the local community. As gentrification send rents higher and governments at the federal, state, and local levels continue to further their endless push for austerity, cutting food stamps and criminalizing the poor, people are increasingly being left on the street with nothing to eat.
Club A Kitchen is a direct response to world we live in and seeks to build a better world based on mutual aid and solidarity. In 2019, through donations collected at NY Cosmos games and events, merch sold, and tabling events, Brigada 71 has collected $1,000.00 for Club A Kitchen.
You can help our efforts by making a donation directly to Club A Kitchen by clicking here: Club A Kitchen – Free Community Meals in Bushwick
Brigada71 is proud to announce a partnership with the Brooklyn Pride Community Center for our participation in this years Prideraiser. Brigada seeks fixed pledges for every Cosmos home goal scored in June, with all donations going directly to helping programs and services for LGBTQIA individuals in need living in New York City’s largest borough.
Click Here to Donate
After being inspired by Mateo Durango and Johnny Borrajo’s efforts with Playing for Pride, we decided on starting a campaign with Prideraiser. Bred out of a simple challenge between friendly supporter groups in Chattanooga and Detroit, supporters groups with Prideraiser raised over $12,000 last year for local LGBTQIA causes. With the number of groups nearly tripling this year as compared to 2018, we’re more than happy to add our name to the list and keep with our ethos of aiding our LGBTQIA comrades in the stands as well as outside of it.
There’s no better partner for us in this effort than Brooklyn Pride Community Center. Through a variety of positive, life affirming activities, Brooklyn Pride Community Center aims to give the LGBTQIA in New York City’s largest borough a safe space to celebrate, heal, learn, create, organize, relax, socialize, and play. For more info and ways to get involved, feel free to visit http://lgbtbrooklyn.org/.
Additionally, we would like to announce that June 9th will be our section’s Pride Celebration match as the Cosmos face New York Athletic Club at Commisso Stadium at 7pm. Come out, party, and watch your dollars go to work as we put seven past a gym club while celebrating pride. No place for homophobia or transphobia, no compromise.
There’s always more work to be done as we fight for inclusion for all (besides fucking nazis), but be sure to give what you can to continue the cause in Brooklyn.