The Brooklyn Movement Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of central Brooklyn, is holding an orientation on July 2, 2013 at the Macon Library, 361 Lewis Ave.

"Membership allows people to share in the organization’s burdens and responsibilities, as well as its rewards," the group says. "Because members vote on the board of directors and lead campaigns, they hold not only policy makers accountable, but Brooklyn Movement Center staff and leadership as well."

"The membership puts democracy into practice by placing checks and balances on our privileges. Membership lifts power from out of the hands of a few people and spreads it among many."

Membership is open to everyone, dinner will be served and childcare is available upon request.

Contact Anthonine Pierre for more information.