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
Five Myles Gallery
558 St Johns Pl (between Franklin and Classon)
Questions or comments? Please email elana.bulman [at] gmail [dot] com.