Sunday, March 18, 2012

What Does a Just Crown Heights Look Like To You?

As passed along by the Crow Hill Community Association:

A group of Crown Heights residents who are inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement have come together to work towards a more socially, environmentally, and economically just Crown Heights. We are working with community organizations to build on the momentum of the Occupy movement and solve some of the most pressing issues in our neighborhood. Some of the issue areas we have been discussing so far include:
  • Racial justice- police brutality, selective enforcement of laws, immigrant rights, voter registration, communication & dialogue
  • Housing- high rents, displacement, foreclosure, vacant buildings, senior housing
  • Education- school closings, programming for youth
  • Services- community gardens and parks, halfway housings, better transportation, cleaner streets, health care, elder care, firehouse closing
  • Jobs and the Economy- unemployment, access to food, gentrification

If any of these issues speak to you, we invite you to join us at our next meeting to further envision this initiative. We invite you to come share what a "just" Crown Heights means to you and talk about possibilities for action.

Sunday, March 18
4-7pm
Five Myles Gallery
558 St Johns Pl (between Franklin and Classon)


Questions or comments? Please email elana.bulman [at] gmail [dot] com.

2 comments:

  1. Racial justice- police brutality, selective enforcement of laws, immigrant rights, voter registration, communication & dialogue
    ---cops get enough flack. Leave em be.


    Housing- high rents, displacement, foreclosure, vacant buildings, senior housing
    ---america is supply and demand. EMBRACE this facet of it.


    Education- school closings, programming for youth
    ---Of paramount importance, encourage young people to open their eyes to all those around them...perhaps fundraising drives to start a fund?



    Services- community gardens and parks, halfway housings, better transportation, cleaner streets, health care, elder care, firehouse closing

    ---we need to lean harder on our local elected officials, or find a fresh new candidate and back them fully for next vote in.

    Jobs and the Economy- unemployment, access to food, gentrification

    ---people need to TRY harder....simple

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    1. Genius! Let's all "TRY" harder because that's the American spirit right? All this community organizing, sharing of ideas, and getting to know your neighbor stuff is NOT considered TRYING! Its considered...wait for it...COMMUNISM! Isn't that the basic problem, Mr. Wang?

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