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
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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
- NYPD Traffic Stop and Checkpoint Surveillance*
- Dollar Van and Cab Drivers Community Solidarity Campaign
- Community Patrol with East Flatbush Cop Watch Team
- BEFORE IT’S GONE // TAKE IT BACK: Documenting Brooklyn – Fighting Gentrification is a Brooklyn-wide neighborhood and web-based response to the crisis of gentrification of Brooklyn, NY. www.beforeitsgone.co *
- Initiating organization of The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (BAN) **
- 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
1. DONATE TO EQUALITY FOR FLATBUSH
2. GET INVOLVED
Current E4F Working Groups/Teams to Join:
- Translation/Language Accessibility Team
- The Fundraising Committee
- Administrative & Office Team includes Graphic Designers & Artists
- Social Media & Online Outreach Team includes building the content for www.beforeitsgone.co
- B4G Organizers : focused on supporting Tenants, Small Businesses & Homeowners
- Real Estate Watch : Investigative Research and Resource Team
- B4G Tenant Harassment Documentation Team : for Videographers & Filmmaker
- League of Extraordinary Lawyers
To get involved with E4F: Email : firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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 email@example.com
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