We need a blurb for this section. Equality for Flatbush believes housing should be a right, NOT a privilege! This is why we organize tenants – rent-stabilized and un-regulated – to fight against harassment and displacement. We partner with and support the campaigns tenant rights groups across the city. We also compile information in order to connect Brooklyn residents to reliable housing and legal resources. We believe that all of us – low-to-middle income, long-time and new residents, people of color and white people – have a stake in the urgent struggle to save affordable housing in Brooklyn.
If you are a Brooklyn residential or commercial tenant, or homeowner experiencing harassment or need housing, legal or organizing resources, contact us below.
NEWS & UPDATES
JUNE 2020 – Police in Riot Gear Harass Residents Setting Off Fireworks – https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolinehaskins1/flatbush-brooklyn-fireworks-nypd-police-blm
JUNE 2020 – BLM March and Videos
How to Document NYPD/ICE Harrassment
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Suggestions & Tactics as an Alternative to Calling 911
Created in consultation with Anna Ortega-Williams, Phd, LMSW; Luke Peng-Patterson, LMSW ; and Imani Henry, MSW, MPA of the Radical Social Work Group.
View the English document HERE
NYPD Traffic Stop and Checkpoint Surveillance
Stopped in a vehicle in #Brooklyn by the #NYPD ? Equality for Flatbush (E4F) wants to hear from drivers and passengers who have been stopped ! Community residents can fill out online surveys by clicking below or contact PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or (646) 820-6039 for more information.
Dollar Van and Cab Drivers Community Solidarity Campaign
Since 2013, Equality for Flatbush has fought the racial profiling and economic harassment dollar van and cab drivers along the Flatbush Avenue, Church Avenue and Utica Avenue routes. E4F has documented drivers receiving tickets as high as $2K by the NYPD . E4F provides a hotline specifically to document NYPD traffic stops as well as legal support. Drivers are asked to take a picture & text your tickets/summons to PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or (646) 820-6039.
Community Patrol with East Flatbush Cop Watch Team
Equality for Flatbush is a proud member of the Peoples’ Justice for Community Control and Police Accountability’s East Flatbush Cop Watch Team. If you are a person of color who lives in East Flatbush or Flatbush and are interested in joining the team, please contact us at: PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org or (646) 820-6039.
Currently recruiting Flatbush/ East Flatbush residents of color to join the Cop Watch Team!
Supporting the Call for Justice
Supporting the call for Justice for the families of Saheed Vassell, Dwayne Jeune, Davonte Pressley, Kimani Gray, Kyam Livingston, Shantel Davis, Akai Gurley, Delrawn Smalls and others who have endured police terror/murders.
Three Year Struggle:
Equality for Flatbush’s Statement on the update of Davonte Pressley’s Legal Case
Flatbush/East Flatbush Street Vendor Organizing in Collaboration with the Street Vendor Project
Street vendors are the lifeline of Flatbush and East Flatbush by providing unique and vital services that community residents heavily rely on. The vast majority of street vendors are Flatbush and East Flatbush residents who shop and send their children to school within the community. But gentrification has made their lives unbearable with street harassment and heavy ticketing at upwards of $2K by the NYPD. Between 2016 – 2017, E4F began fighting the current NYC policy that prohibits street vendors to be on Flatbush Ave between Parkside Avenue and Avenue H from 7am-7pm Monday through Saturday. The police enforcement of this ordinance successfully pushed street vendors off the corners of Church and Flatbush particularly in 2017.
E4F’s street vendor leadership, majority monolingual Spanish speakers, carried out a relentless campaign to stop the police harassment. We partnered with the Street Vendor Project, we met with the Flatbush Business Improvement District, The Small Business Administration, and the NYPD. We conducted a community selfie and petition campaign, attended the monthly 70th PCT community and created a film to denounce the economic harassment and racial profiling of street vendors in our neighborhood. By the summer of 2018, through these actions, E4F’s vendor leadership SUCCESSFULLY brought back their fellow vendors to the Church / Flatbush intersection and stopped the rampant NYPD harassment.
While the struggle to stop the economic harassment and racial profiling of East / Flatbush street vendors continues, E4F’s street vendor leadership demonstrated that when you fight, you win!
#Brooklyn #NoSeVende : New Spanish-language documentary short by #EqualityforFlatbush on the fight against economic harassment and racial profiling of the street vendors in #Flatbush and #EastFlatbush
Join Equality for Flatbush’s #NoCommunityOccupation Mapping Campaign. Here’s how it works:
-Take a picture of NYPD presence in your neighborhood
-Indicate what STREET CORNER or block that NYPD is occupying either on foot or in their cars
-POST the photo on SOCIAL MEDIA using the hashtag #NoCommunityOccupation.You can also use other police accountability hashtags such as : #WatchTheCops #EndBrokenWindows, #NoCopZone
The goal is to generate a map and data that tracks NYPD occupation of our communities
You can also send any photos or descriptions to Equality for Flatbush(E4F) at: PoliceWork@equalityforflatbush.org 646.820-6039
If you are a BROOKLYN residential or commercial TENANT or HOMEOWNER experiencing harassment or need housing, legal or organizing resources please contact us at:
In English: B4G@equalityforflatbush.org or (646)820-6039
En Español: EnEspanol@equalityforflatbush.org or (732)641-3923
En Kréyol: EnKreyol@equalityforflatbush.org or (929)244-0885
#NOEVICTIONZONE #MYNYCLANDLORD #BeforeItsGone
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Brooklyn, NY 11226