About Us

Why We’re Fighting

Everyone is talking about  — The rapid gentrification of Brooklyn.  Rents are going up, people are being displaced and small long-time mom and pop businesses are closing. Racial profiling and ticketing harassment due to Broken Windows policing grows worse every day.

Tenants, especially those who live in non-rent stabilized housing, homeowners and small business owners are at an unfair disadvantage because they do not have access to the same legal representation that landlords and developers do.  And seems like the NYPD is above the law and can do whatever they want in our neighborhoods without impunity.

Help Us Change This !

Equality for Flatbush does affordable housing, anti-gentrification and police accountability organizing in Brooklyn.   We’ve organized “No Eviction Zones”  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.

YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL FOR GROWING OUR WORK IN 2018

In 2018, we want to take our organizing work to the next level by raising $20K for The E4F Rapid Response Legal Fund that will provide free legal services by trusted attorneys to tenants, homeowners, small businesses and people impacted by police violence across Brooklyn . We also want to be able to pay for the research, court costs, and legal fees required to hold more greedy landlords, developers and the NYPD accountable and stop the violence caused by gentrification.

Equality for Flatbush has only two goals  –  to end NYPD murders and to stop the displacement of low to middle income people from our community due to gentrification.  Help us raise $20K for a The E4F Rapid Response Legal Fund so we can fight greedy landlords, developers and the NYPD

With Your HELP— #WEWILLWIN

Yours in struggle

Imani Henry, Founder and Lead Organizer for Equality for Flatbush

What We’re Facing

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Percent Increase in Brooklyn Rents Since the Year 2000

$3421

The Average Rent for a One-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn

The Number of New NYPD Cops  Added in 2016

How We Work

Under our three organizing areas; anti-police repression, affordable housing and anti-gentrification   Equality for Flatbush has 12 active campaigns

*  = Brooklyn-wide Campaign

**  =City-wide Campaign

Anti-Police Repression Work is Coordinated by E4F’s Police Accountability Working Group

  • Real Estate Watch is the E4F investigative Research Team that works to hold greedy landlords and developers accountable by providing information and tools to empower residents.**
  • Participating organization of The Empire Boulevard Study Group.  In coalition with Movement To Protect the People (MTOPP)  and other groups against the up-zoning of Empire Blvd
  • New Flatbush Resident Community Project

Ways You Can Help

1. DONATE TO EQUALITY FOR FLATBUSH

Make a secure donation online through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to proceed.

2. GET INVOLVED 

Flatbush/East Flatbush Residents:

Join our TEXT Loop call or text: (646) 820-6039

OR add your email to The Equality for Flatbush Organizers and Members Organizing List : equality-for-flatbush-organizing-list@googlegroups.com

Brooklyn residents

Join The B4G Volunteers Gogglegroups:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/b4g-volunteers

Current E4F Working Groups/Teams to Join:

      To get involved with E4F: Email : flatbushequality@gmail.com or call /text (646) 820-6039

E4F Job Opportunitie(s):

Equality for Flatbush is hiring a part-time (20 hours a week) experienced organizer for our anti-displacement/ police accountability campaigns.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 15th, 2018

Qualifications Required:

  • You are a Freedom Fighter
  • Your politics are RADICALLY progressive which means you understand how the oppression of LGBTQ people and migrant communities directly impacts the struggle against police violence
  • You have had at least 5 years of organizing experience either locally, nationally or globally.  Specific experience as a tenant, migrant rights, and/or anti-police brutality organizer A+. Experience organizing direct action campaigns A++
  • You love New York City & have an intimate knowledge of Brooklyn neighborhoods
  • You are relentless in your approach to organizing because you believe that we can & will win
  • You are proficient with Google Drive, Google Groups, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Tumblr
  • You have super-natural superpowers around one or more of the following areas: social media outreach, street/community outreach crowdsourcing fundraising, individual donor fundraising, event planning, graphic design, videography, banner making, writing/editing and/or as a political strategist/ tactician
  • You have a sense of humor.  A life-long desire to become a stand-up comedian A+++

Highly Desired Qualifications, but not Mandatory:

  • You are a Multilingual speaker in one or more of the following languages: Spanish, Kreyol, Mandarin or Bangla
  • You have access to a car
  • You know wealthy people who are concerned about gentrification, racism, police violence, Trump, etc who want to give money to worthy causes

Life-long/long-term New York residents, people with personal experiences with houselessness and/or police/state violence, people of color, people from migrant communities of color,  LGBTQ/ QTPOC people, are all strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send no more than 1-2 paragraphs describing your interest in the position along with your resume to Imani Henry at imani@equalityforflatbush.org

3. SHARE YOUR STORY DIGITALLY

BEFORE IT’S GONE / TAKE IT BACK: 
Documenting Brooklyn – Fighting Gentrification
is a neighborhood and web-based response to the crisis of gentrification of Brooklyn, NY. Visit us online and share your stories:

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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

2273 Church Avenue

POB# 260123

Brooklyn, NY 11226

 

flatbushequality@gmail.com

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