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The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links, Inc.

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  2. Address : 524 Myrtle Avenue, P.O Box 50013, Brooklyn, NY 11205-0013 United States

The Brooklyn Chapter of the Links produces the Women of African Descent Film Festival and Youth Film Festival.

As the Brooklyn Chapter celebrates the milestone of 61 years of service to its Brooklyn community, its award winning Women of African Descent Film Festival (WADFF) is celebrating its 13th Anniversary. The Arts Facet of the Brooklyn Chapter began sponsoring the WADFF for women filmmakers in 2002 to mark its 50th anniversary, and to continue its legacy of showcasing the talent and accomplishments of African American artists. This tradition has continued annually since then, and takes place at the Spike Lee Screening Room at LIU Brooklyn, on the first Saturday in May of each year.

Formed in 1952, The Brooklyn Chapter of The Links is dedicated to the support of educational, civic, and cultural activities in Brooklyn. It is a chapter of The Links, Inc. an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946 whose membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 276 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The Brooklyn Chapter works under the guidelines of the national body in providing services to its Brooklyn community in five facet areas: Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, The Arts, International Trends and Services, and Health and Wellness. Through our 501(c)(3) program arm, Salute to Youth Inc., the Chapter has invested over $300,000 in the borough's youth in the past ten years, and has a 53 year record of service that is unmatched in providing scholarships and monetary awards to college-bound youth of African descent from Brooklyn.

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