BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The temperature level quickly went beyond 90 degrees in the damp and confined Ancient Light Studio in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community.

But the sticky heat was insufficient to discourage the group of 75 individuals, mainly black females, from submitting into the unglamorous place on the night of Aug. 15 to get more information about New York gubernatorial enthusiastic Cynthia Nixon, a previous starlet and education activist, and her strategies to resolve the crisis of black maternal death.

Before Nixon’ s arrival, guests chose at the chips and dip on a folding table in among the neighborhood area’ s 2 spaces. The red-white-and-blue “ Cynthia for NY ” cards on a table by the entryway did double responsibility as makeshift individual fans — a required relief in the clammy area.

Jamilah Lemieux, a popular black author Nixon worked with as a consultant in July, presented Nixon and performed a 10-minute conversation with her about dealing with black maternal death and racial justice more broadly. It was a method of familiarizing black females with a progressive insurgent who frantically requires their votes and desires them to understand she appreciates the concerns that matter most to them.

The discussion had its reasonable share of foreseeable crowd pleasers. When Lemieux asked why racial justice was “ at the center ” of Nixon ’ s project, Nixon responded, “ It appears to me the concern should be, ‘ Why isn ’ t racial justice at the center of every project? ’ ” The audience praised.