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FIGHTING GENTRIFICATION // HOLDING POLICE ACCOUNTABLE

Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a people of color-led, multi-national grassroots organization that does anti-police repression, affordable housing and anti-gentrification organizing in the Flatbush, East Flatbush and Brooklyn-wide.

Founded in June of 2013, Equality for Flatbush was created as a direct response to the increase in tenant and police harassment due to gentrification.  We have only 2 goals: to end NYPD murders and to stop the displacement of low to middle income people from our community.  We organize our communities for social change and justice through street outreach, social media campaigns, political advocacy and direct action. Fighting Oppression // Building Power!

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WE ARE PROUD OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2016

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AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE
  • We were active in supporting the families of Kimani Gray, Kyam Livingston, Shantel Davis, Akai Gurley, and Delrawn Smalls – participating in rallies and campaigns, trial monitoring, and calls for police accountability with the Brooklyn district attorney for the Gurley family.
  • We produced a film about Shantel Davis’ life and raised funds for her family’s annual basketball tournament, Hoops for Justice.
  • We supported three Flatbush and East Flatbush residents who survived police brutality, and led campaigns resulting in their charges being dropped in grand jury hearings.
  • We initiated the Rapid Response Fund to support bail for survivors of police violence and prevent them from going to Rikers post assault.
  • We co-hosted the first ever Dollar Van and Cab Community Solidarity Day action in June 2016.
  • We participated in #SwipeItForward actions in Brooklyn to bring attention to the criminalization of MTA fare evasion.
  • We expanded our NYPD checkpoint survey to offer a Brooklyn-wide data collection tool including all police-related traffic stops.
  • We organized the 1st ever March against Gentrification, Racism, & Police Violence in Flatbush and East Flatbush. that over 50 small businesses, community organizations, houses of worships and tenant associations endorsed. 
FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • We expanded our English and Spanish phone/email hotlines to include Haitian-Kreyol language calls. We receive 1-4 calls per day from residents in need or crisis.
  • We formalized our relationship with Brooklyn Legal Services and several private attorneys to work with rent-stabilized and low-income tenants.
  • We created an extensive NYC, national, and global list of grassroots organizations involved in fighting gentrification, promoting tenant organizing, resisting police brutality, organizing migrant communities, and demanding an end to LGBTQ violence.
  • We created a comprehensive “how-to” information sheet for tenants for securing rent histories, filing for rent overcharges, and for rent reductions.
  • We created an information sheet entitled “20 Facts Every Brooklyn Tenant Should Know-2016” that has been distributed widely in print and electronically.
AGAINST GENTRIFICATION
  • We launched the BEFORE IT’S GONE // TAKE IT BACK: Documenting Brooklyn – Fighting Gentrification (B4G) website – the first social media platform devoted to fighting gentrification in Brooklyn.
  • We organized “No Eviction Zones” within multiple buildings or blocks in 9 neighborhoods in Brooklyn  — including Bedford-Stuyvesant/Clinton Hill, Bushwick, Crown Heights, East Flatbush,  East New York,  Flatbush, Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Sunset Park with literature in Russian, Japanese, Haitian Kreyol, Bangla, Spanish and English. We have been able to win repairs, build a ramp, get a tenant moved to a new apartment, as well as secure 2 commercial leases all through public direct action campaigns
  • We launched the B4G Tenant Harassment Documentation Team, comprised filmmakers who create videos of the struggle of tenants fighting landlords and developers  
  • We launched the “Whose City? Our City!” campaign in collaboration with UPROSE and other Brooklyn groups as part of the Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (B.A.N.) which was initiated by E4F in 2015.

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WHO WE ARE

Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a resident-led and volunteer-run organization doing anti-police repression and anti-gentrification organizing in the communities of East Flatbush, Flatbush and Brooklyn-wide.

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WHAT WE DO

We have only two goals – to end NYPD murders and to stop the displacement of low to middle income people from our community.

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GET HELP

If you are a Brooklyn resident who is experiencing tenant or police harassment/repression please contact us immediately:
In English: (646)820-6039
En Español: (513) 445-8532
En Kréyol: (707) 200-3692
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