5C - Solidarity Center
147 W. 24th St. 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10011
btw 5th & 6th Av.
F, M train
to 23th St.; #1 to 23rd St.; PATH to 23rd St.; A, C, E to 23rd St.
Dear activists and friends,
This is the final week to give to Equality for Flatbush's project: Before It's Gone // Take It Back, an online community documentary art and resource website to respond to the crisis of gentrification in Brooklyn. The project needs to raise $15K by July 19th in order to launch this vital affordable housing organizing project by this summer. Every size donation is welcomed! - $1, $5, $20 or $100 and up will be greatly appreciated and take the project closer to the $15,000 goal. Information on how and where to donate to this project, along with other general inquiries, are included toward the end of the details.
Below are the details on the Before It's Gone // Take It Back: Documenting Brooklyn – Fighting Gentrification Project & thanks for your support.
"We define 'Gentrification' as the deliberate pricing out of low-to-middle income residents from neighborhoods by corporations, real estate developers, and landlords in favor of renting, selling, and catering to people of higher or more flexible incomes. At the same time, we know from firsthand experience that the same unscrupulous property owners who use tactics to force long-time older tenants of color out of their rent-stabilized apartments will turn around and illegally overcharge incoming younger white tenants for the same apartment. For this very reason, we believe that all of us: long-time and new residents, communities of color and white communities, low-income and middle-class people - have a stake in the urgent struggle to save affordable housing in Brooklyn.
We believe it is urgent and necessary to mount a large-scale, Brooklyn-wide community response to the crisis of gentrification. We want to create an online documentary art and resource project by inviting Brooklyn residents to contribute their personal videos, photographs, and artwork that celebrate everyday life. The use of accessible, low-cost technology such as smartphones and cameras allows the participation of people from every economic and cultural backgrounds. By using both multilingual grassroots organizing and social media campaigns, we will be able to amplify the voices of everyday people directly impacted by this dire economic and social issue.
People viewing the video and photo archive will then have access to our housing, legal and advocacy resource library, which will be organized by neighborhood. We will also want to provide news articles and research so that community residents will have the latest information about gentrification. Most importantly we want to support and aid existing community organizing efforts for affordable housing and against gentrification.
Right now Before It's Gone // Take It Back: is just a dream but if enough people get behind it we can make it a reality. Whether you live in Brooklyn, The Bronx, Boston, Baltimore or Barcelona – if you believe in affordable housing and are against corporate gentrification then please GIVE TODAY: http://igg.me/p/785440/x/7485782 or write a check to "Equality for Flatbush" and mail it c/o PPA 147 West 24th Street – 2nd floor NY, NY 10011
Thanks so much,
Imani Henry, Lead Organizer, Before It's Gone // Take It Back: Documenting Brooklyn - Fighting Gentrification
You are invited to a Forum
FRI *JULY 25 @ 7 pm
How the U.S. provides the weapons
and the diplomatic cover for Israel's
ethnic cleansing in Gaza
The role of the corporate media
Who are the settlers on the West Bank?
What can we do to support Gaza?
Hear Joyce Chediac, editor and contributing writer
of Gaza Symbol of Resistance
A Modern Reichstag Fire:
U.S. blames Ukraine rebels
for Malaysian Airlines tragedy
Hear Greg Butterfield, WW contributing editor
Support for Palestine throughout the world:
Demonstrations prohibited and not prohibited
Hear G. Dunkel, WW contributing editor
Dinner served at 6:30 pm for a small donation
Program starts at 7 pm At the Solidarity Center:
147 West 24th St, 2nd Floor, New York
Sponsored by Workers World Party
JULY 26 COALITION
SAVE THE DATE
July 26 is the national holiday of revolutionary Cuba. On that day sixty-one years ago in 1953, Fidel Castro and Abel Santamaria led an armed assault of over 100 revolutionary, patriotic youth on the Moncada Barracks in Santiago de Cuba against the US-backed military dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Although the attack was a military failure, the heroism, political example, and subsequent conduct of the revolutionary combatants soon elevated them into the political leadership – organized into the July 26th Movement – of the triumphant Cuban Revolution on January 1, 1959.
Sixty-one years later, revolutionary Cuba remains a beacon for all who fight worldwide for the interests of working people against the crisis-ridden capitalist world order of intensifying exploitation and oppression. Cuba today is also fighting to advance and modernize its economy and raise the productivity and efficiency of its industry and agriculture even as it continues to resist Washington’s unrelenting efforts to subvert and overturn the Cuban Revolution and its sovereign socialist government. This years annual Celebration will focus its short spoken program on these important questions with a presentation by a leading representative of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations, including Q&A. We will also show our solidarity with the ongoing struggle to free the remaining Cuban Five revolutionaries and report on plans for upcoming major solidarity actions in the New York - New Jersey area. Then we will Celebrate with live music, dancing with DJ Carlito, lots of food and drink, and a chance to meet and greet old friends and new.
Suggested Donation $10.00 (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds)
For More Information and Flyers (917) 887-8710
SPONSORED BY THE JULY 26TH COALITION
Visit our website at
SO JOIN WITH US ON SATURDAY, JULY 26!
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