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Brooklyn Freelancers Union SPARK: The Future of Freelancing

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Welcome to Freelancers Union SPARK!

We host meetups for freelancers by freelancers: we invite you to bring your expertise, questions, and elevator pitches to the table to workshop and discuss. 

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month (and our Facebook group for in-between events) to meet other entrepreneurs in the area, get inspired, and talk about stuff like...

September SPARK: The future of freelancing

Client nonpayment. Healthcare. Time management. Wellness. The challenges freelancers face are unique--and so are the solutions. What matters most to the future of freelancing?

Our September SPARK meetup will tackle the freelance issues you think are most pressing and the insights you’ve already gained as a community. Freelancers Union is here to support you, and we’ll build our future agenda around what you need.

Our conversation will cover:

  • The most serious challenges freelancers face
  • Your strategies for surviving--and thriving
  • Building an advocacy-based agenda for a better freelance future

There will also be time to network with other freelancers who may be able to offer tips you hadn’t considered before.

Regardless of industry, we all share similar experiences as independent business owners! We try to ensure everyone leaves with insights and connections that will help their business thrive.

SPARK is built on the premise that we’re stronger together than we are on our own.

 Check out our NYC Facebook group to swap jobs, resources, and meet other people who love their "boss!"  

The national conversation is live at #FreelanceSPARK. Join us in a whole bunch of cities cities across the country

Quick tips:

Yes, this event is for freelancers of all industries. We're all connected by our efforts to succeed in the gig economy.

No, this event will not be taped- it's a meetup!

Sometimes we do bring in an expert speaker- we'll announce that above.

SPARK Brooklyn is brought to you by:


About Freelancers Union 

Freelancers Union is a membership organization that provides benefits, resources, and advocacy for 375,000 independent workers nationwide. To learn more or join, visit freelancersunion.orgMembership is free.

About The Yard

The Yard is New York City's premiere office space and coworking community designed to support your business growth. Our office collective includes universal 24/7 access to beautiful custom spaces, giving you maximum flexibility with minimum maintenance. Our spaces focus on design + function so every element of our environment promotes your creativity, collaboration, and connections. If your business is evolving, it’s time to work at The Yard.

Freelancers Union Members receive 20% off your first two months!


Brooklyn Spark led by Jalen Vasquez and Asanti' Austin.

Asanti' provides creative team production, casting and fashion styling for the fashion industry along with media and advertising companies. In addition to servicing clients like The New York Times and Timberland. he has also worked with numerous start-ups.  Asanti' is passionate about cultivating  the next generation of fashion professionals by seeking to engage  with institutions like Parsons The New School.  Asanti' is also working on a new business, Fashion Physics℠ which focuses how to make dressing less complicated for busy professionals or the executive on the go.

Jalen is a multi-disciplinary designer focusing in graphic design, illustration and toy design for various small companies and independant entrepreneurs.  Jalen has a great passion for pop culture, especially for comic books, film and science-fiction, all of which strongly influences his work.  His background in architecture and strategic design and management has given him the ability to look at each project from a different approach.  

Have questions about Brooklyn Freelancers Union SPARK: The Future of Freelancing? Contact Freelancers Union*

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The Yard
33 Nassau Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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