Episode 1: The Impact of COVID-19 in Briarwood, Queens

June 15, 2022

In AAFSC’s newest video series, “AAFSC in Conversation with Sister Sheleeza”, we sit down with Sister Sheleeza Deen, resident and founder of Safe Zone Youth, to explore the importance of community-led efforts to holistically address COVID-19’s impact in immigrant neighborhoods and communities of color. In Briarwood, Queens, and across New York City, AAFSC has been supporting community partners with COVID-19 PPE distribution and vaccine coordination, mental health programming, civic engagement and community organizing, food distribution, and ongoing gardening revitalization. You can watch “Episode 1: The Impact of COVID-19 in Briarwood, Queens” below.