NYC Day of Action against Racism, Gentrification, & Police Brutality Press Release


Contact: Imani Henry 646-342-9673 | Alicia Boyd 917-602-6476



NEW YORK CITY – September 9, 2015 Our neighborhoods are being torn apart by skyrocketing rents and terrorized by police brutality. Low-to-middle income New Yorkers are being priced out or displaced by gentrification, while our city is being made-over into a playground for the super rich. We say NO MORE!


On September 17th, 2015,  the 4th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network is calling for all New Yorkers – long-time and new residents of all nationalities from across all five boroughs – to organize and come out for a day of marches, rallies, and events to bring our demands to the streets. Since the corporations, banks, real estate developers and De Blasio administration are hell-bent on destroying the cultural, economic, and social diversity of New York City, we must disrupt business as usual and take back our communities.


Schedule of Events:

7 – 10 am: Visibility Actions in Brooklyn: Atlantic Terminal, Broadway Junction, and Flatbush Junction

10 am – 5 pm: Neighborhood and Community Actions including a rally called by FUREE at 12 – 2 pm

in front of the NYCHA management office in Farragut Houses at 251 Nassau Street

2:30 pm: Press Conference and Rally at City Hall

4:30 pm: Action at New York City Department of City Planning (22 Reade St.)

5:30 pm: Citywide Convergence/ Speakout in Lower Manhattan, Canal & Bowery

6:30 pm: March from Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn across Manhattan Bridge

8:00 pm: Demonstration at Barclays Center


S17 NYC Day of Action Endorsers: as 9/9/2015 : Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Align Brooklyn, Artist Studio Affordability Project, Believe Out Loud, BreakAWAY, Bronxites for NYPD Accountability, Brooklyn Congregations United, Brooklyn Movement Center, Bushwick Housing Independence Project, Coastline Tenants Association, El Grito de Sunset Park, Equality for Flatbush, Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), FIERCE, Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST), Freedom Trainers, I Grew Up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Facebook Page, International Action Center, Israeli Committee Against Home Demolitions USA (ICAHD-USA), JACK, Jago Community, Just Info, Law Firm of Abdula Greene, Movement to Protect The People, New York Latina Advocacy Network, New Yorkers Against Bratton, Northwest Bushwick Community Group, NYC Shut It Down, People’s Climate Arts, Peoples Power Assemblies, Prisoners are People Too Inc, Purpose Productions, Queens Neighborhoods United, Reclaim Bushwick, Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP), Ridgewood Tenants Union, Right to the City, Rising Tide NYC, South Asian Fund for Education, Scholarship and Training (SAFEST), Street Vendor Project, Sunset Park Restoration, Sunset Parker Facebook Group, The 320 Sterling Street Tenants Association, The Audre Lorde Project, The Bushwick Cop Watch Team of Peoples’ Justices for Community Control & Police Accountability, The Crystal House Project of The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, The East Flatbush Cop Watch Team of Peoples’ Justices for Community Control & Police Accountability, The Laundry Workers Center, The NYC Jails Action Coalition, The Sullivan-Ludlam-Stoddard Neighborhood Association, The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, The White Anti-Racist Group/European Dissent, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, Third Root Community Health Center, UPROSE, Women’s Fightback Network


Additional Information:

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN) is a mass-based coalition of tenants, homeowners, block associations, anti-police brutality groups, legal and grassroots organizations working together to end the rampant gentrification and displacement of low to middle income residents of Brooklyn, New York.

Facebook event: NYC Day of Action against Racism, Gentrification & Police Brutality

Facebook page: The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network – BAN





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