#ThisIsFlatbush

#BrooklynIsNOTForSale

#BeforeItsGone

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/anti-displacement organizing in 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!

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!

WE ARE PROUD OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN 2018

Click each item below to read more about our accomplishments.

AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE
  • In anticipation of Labor Day Weekend, we launched a #NoCommunityOccupation mapping project to document the police presence in historically Black and Brown neighborhoods in Brooklyn.    
  • We expanded the How to Document NYPD & ICE Harassment fact sheet to include French, Bangla, Haitian Kreyol, Spanish and English.
  • We updated our Suggestions & Tactics as an Alternative to Calling 911 to prevent police murders of community member facing mental health and medical crisis. We had a community forum on this issue on May 29, 2018.
  • We were active in supporting the families of Saheed Vassell, Dwayne Jeune, Davonte Pressley, Kimani Gray, Kyam Livingston, Shantel Davis, Akai Gurley, and Delrawn Small.
  • E4F’s street vendor leadership was successful in stopping police harassment and bringing back street vendors to the corner of Flatbush and Church Ave in Flatbush, Brooklyn after a year-long campaign.
  • We continued The E4F Rapid Response Legal Fund to support bail for survivors of police violence and prevent them from going to Rikers Island post-assault.
  • We participated in #SwipeItForward actions in Brooklyn to stop the arrests and targeting of poor and working class people of color who did not have the $2.75 fare to ride the MTA.
  • We conducted 2 Cop Watch trainings and coordinated community patrols with the East Flatbush Cop Watch Team particularly during J’ouvert/ Caribbean Day Weekend.
  • We led 5 educational sessions with middle and high school students in Flatbush and East Flatbush on E4F’s police accountability work.
FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
  • We maintained 3 phone/email hotlines in English, Spanish and Haitian Kreyol receiving between 3-5 calls per day from residents in need or crisis.
  • We updated our NYC, national, and global list of grassroots organizations whom are fighting gentrification, promoting tenant organizing, resisting police brutality, organizing migrant communities, and demanding an end to LGBTQ violence
AGAINST DISPLACEMENT & GENTRIFICATION
  • In 2018, The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network, initiated by E4F in 2015,  has been at the helm of 5 anti-rezoning struggles in Brooklyn as well as playing an allied role to the anti-rezoning forces in East Harlem and The Bronx. Since 2017, BAN has played a leadership role in the struggles against Amazon, The BQX,  stopping the construction of new luxury developments in Crown Heights as well as challenging pro-gentrification city policies.
  • In 2018, through our partnership with housing attorney Ellery Ireland, E4F worked on over 40 cases to stop the displacement and harassment of rent-stabilized and unregulated tenants, tenant associations, small businesses and homeowners in Brooklyn.  We also strengthen our relationships with 2 legal non-profits, Community Development Project and Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A.
  • In 2018, E4F created and/or continued to work with a total of 17 tenant associations. We also consolidated tenants from multiple buildings who had the same landlord to fight within Tenant Congresses. E4F had Tenant Congresses for 4 separate landlord targets. Tenant Congress’s  have held joint strategy meetings, coordinated tenant wide actions and testified in court for their neighbors in different buildings. We are also the legal and organizational support for the Grand Putnam Tenant Association Rent Strike, which is comprised of 4 rent-stabilized buildings in Bed-Stuy/ Clinton Hill.
  • In 2018, E4F had anti-displacement campaigns in 11 neighborhoods, including  Bay Ridge, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Bushwick, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Prospect Heights/Underhill and Williamsburg, with literature in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Japanese, Haitian Kreyol, Bangla, Spanish, French, and English. E4F created community campaigns stop the displacement of 4 small businesses and launched the #OurHomesAreNotForSale to continue to fight for Brooklyn homeowners.
  • In The E4F Video Strike Force created over 30 new videos documenting the struggles of Brooklyn tenants, homeowners, and small businesses
  • E4F launched  #ThisIsFlatbush, an anti-rebranding campaign for Flatbush, East Flatbush, and Crown Heights to fight the attempted erasure of Caribbean and migrants of color culture of these neighborhoods

Learn About Us

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.

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.

#ThisIsFlatbush : Fighting Back Against the Corporate Rebranding of Flatbush, Brooklyn

#ThisIsFlatbush #FlatbushForever #LittleCaribbean #Beforeitsgone #TakeItBack ​ #BrooklynisNotforSale

Announcing This Is Flatbush Facebook Community Page 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2163096127243144/

#ThisisFlatbush #LittleCaribbean #LittleHaiti #FlatbushForever #ThisisCrownHeights

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-QPugJ0MuGPuWKIYajy4SZL5D76VHsBmlarVsnmRn_E/edit?usp=sharing

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: (862) 438-5060
En Kréyol: (707) 200-3692

2273 Church Avenue

POB# 260123

Brooklyn, NY 11226

 

B4G@equalityforflatbush.org

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