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A Response to NYS Governor Hochul’s State of the State Address

January 11, 2022

On January 5th, with a surge of the COVID-19 pandemic as her backdrop, Governor Hochul delivered the 2022 State of the State address. Beyond her ambitious pandemic response plan, the first female Governor of New York State focused on some…

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Power of Two Stands in Solidarity with Haitian Refugees

September 23, 2021

As an organization that partners with families dealing daily with trauma caused by historical and current systems of oppression, Power of Two shares the heartbreak and outrage over the dehumanizing images of Border Patrol agents on horseback corralling Haitian refugees.…

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Power of Two Celebrates Relocation to Central Brownsville

May 24, 2021

Power of Two celebrates our relocation to central Brownsville where we can be more visible to the community.

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The Power of Two Party, featuring NYT best-selling author Heather McGhee

May 20, 2021

Watch NYT Best Selling author Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us, and co-founder Erasma Beras-Monticciolo discuss racial and social equity for all children and families during Power of Two’s first-ever annual Party+Fundraiser.

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A Message to the Power of Two Community

April 22, 2021

Power of Two is grateful to the men and women of the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial who found officer Chauvin guilty on all charges in the murder of George Floyd. As your partner in community, we know the…

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“After The Kids Move In” – Interview with Erasma Beras-Monticciolo

November 17, 2020

Listen to Erasma’s interview on After The Kids Move In where she talks with Pat O’Brien about our partnership with families and the power of relationships in promoting good health for parents, children and communities.

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How the virus devastated workers in a Brooklyn neighborhood

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Jasmine Garsd on NPR’s Marketplace on July 13, 2020. Father Edward Mason remembers when he realized COVID-19 was going to be devastating to his community in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City. It was back in mid-April. In…

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Mama, Am I Going to Die Young Because I’m Black in America?

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticicolo on the BK Reader on July 1, 2020. “Am I going to die young because I’m Black in America?” That was the question my 7-year-old son asked during our recent family meeting initiated by the Black Lives…

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Brownsville is Waging its Own Fight Against COVID-19 and Racism

August 26, 2020

Taylor Gordon bagging food for BMS and East Brooklyn Food Safety Initiative at BCCC on Belmont Avenue. Photo: Hannah Whise Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticciolo on City Limits on June 19, 2020. In Brownsville, Brooklyn we have struggled to find the words…

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We’re Reopening, Yet Communities of Color Are Still Suffering and Social Service Organizations Are Hemorrhaging

August 26, 2020

Originally published by Erasma Beras-Monticciolo on Medium.com on June 12, 2020. New York emerges from lockdown yet black and brown communities still have high infection rates and those of us supporting them, are stretched. I’m increasingly heartened by media images of people…

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