A really cool part of this project has been learning about anti-gentrification organizing happening in other cities -- tag your fave anti-gentrification/ housing justice organization/ activist/ organizer here! For info on your rights & to get involved in strengthening rent regulations, tenant protections & zoning laws here are some orgs we ❤️ in NYC:
Metropolitan Council on Housing:
Right To The City Alliance: righttothecity.org/ @ourcityrtc
Equality For Flatbush (E4F): equalityforflatbush.tumblr.com/ @equality4flatbush
Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES): goles.org/ @golesnyc
Tenants & Neighbors: tandn.org/ @tenantsandneighbors
Community Action For Safe Apartments (CASA): casapower.org/
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities: caaav.org/
Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network (BAN): bangentrification.org/
Crown Heights Tenants Union: crownheightstenantunion.org/ @crownheightstenantunion ////
This week we've been posting @vent_diagrams we made to process some complicated conversations about #gentrification that led up to the release of our music video. This is our final one. What do you think? Video link in bio!
They really leaving NO part of this gentrification stone unturned 😩
Then got the nerve to charge almost $5 for them?! 😂
I’m going to the corner store while it’s still there.
@msfroggygirl1125 draws on her own remarkable journey in her work to break #poverty trauma cycles. Don’t miss her story, her thoughts on #gentrification & her belief that going “beyond survival into ‘thrival’ ” should & must be our goal. Listen to her on our #podcast#HeinzWeCanBe www.heinz.org/podcast
Today the vibe is totally different because New York isn’t New York anymore. It’s full of out-of-towners calling themselves New Yorkers — AKA “transplants”. But NYC is not how long you’ve been here, but a common personality that every borough had, and that I-won’t-back-down-to-no-one attitude.
Walking through blocks I always admired seeing all the street murals of beloved neighborhood residents, the infamous folks, and street legends. These murals were cultural statements and memorials for anyone that left an impact in their community, not like what you see today where gentrifiers produce images of birds or something with no significance to the neighborhood. As a kid, I loved to see the artwork and it fed my curiosity of, “who were these people?”
Another art form was graffiti, a form of expression and a competitive sport that originated in the NYC subways that spread all around the city. I love to ride the trains and see all the tags of people I knew, it’s like them telling me that they were here as well.
The city had so much flava and rawness that was amplified into the speakers blasting the New York City rap scene. NYC rappers were the kings of this genre and every borough had their own style and rivalry.
And The local parks were always the mecca of the neighborhood. This is where you learned how to speak to shorties and hold your own against anyone that presses you. The conscious brothers that saw potential in you didn’t allow you to slip through the cracks like they did. Funny, the street guys encouraged more young heads than most of the teachers at the time.
Is it just me or does the new Columbia University building at 125th Street & Broadway look like a bunker? Seems like an odd choice, especially after buying that land through eminent domain 114/365 #photoaday2018#catchingup#gentrification
:: Community, this is late notice but tomorrow, Thursday, April 26th from 11am-12:15pm, I will be speaking at @uiclcc University of Illinois at Chicago Latino Cultural Center as part of "The Revolution will be Intersectional" series. I'll be speaking on my experience as a womxn organizing around anti-gentrification work here in Chicago plus I will have some updates on the work being done by @chiresistsorg and also the @barriosagainstdisplacement group I am part of. Come through there will be room for discussion with some of the UIC students. Finna let em know! #fuckstudentification#fuckgentrification#elbarrionosevende
Many rich ppl want to live in the most popular cities in t World so t life for a lower classes becomes a nightmare. When the food industry and real estate market is growing the cities n regions become poorer.. 'cause rich ppl don't pay a taxes in general. Employees do!! Gentrification is not gonna work forever..
I don't event wanna talk ab killing the true soul of the city .. good families, artists of every sort, scientists ,small businesses n so on..
Do we have any choice ?!
Calling all Deptford originals! We need your help! Our beloved Waiting room is being forced out due to “redevelopment”. There are very few Deptford originals left on our high street and the waiting room in a important part of our community,we don’t want to lose it! These lot worked their arses off to create a business from nothing. Long before new money turned up and decided to cash in on our ‘cultural hub’ of a home. The waiting room along with kids love ink, Terrys, the Birdsnest, housewives and a few others are the only thing keeping Deptford, highstreet, well Deptford! We might not be able to fight the deluge that is the gentrification. But we can support long standing local businesses by spending wisely and supporting them as they have supported the DPP in the past. It ain’t about coffee it’s about community. Please like, share and put the word out. And if you can donate a little something to their kickstart to help keep em on the high street.
And a little word to those local politicians ( you know who you are) banging on about local economic growth and the benefits to the community. This is the reality of your redevelopment fantasy! Rent increases and local business closures. How about you lot put your hand in your pocket and cough up towards the cause? #waitingroomse8#savedeptford#community#deptford#gentrification#london#coffee#uk#campaign#localbusiness#loa#witchcraft#love#music#family#clan ☠️❤️👊🏽
🎯🎯🎯 #Repost @cellski
IF YOU FROM MY CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO BETTER YET THE BAY AREA THEN YOU GOTTA FEEL THIS GENTRIFICATION....I WATCHED MY CITY GO FROM A FAMILY,TURF ORIENTATED, HIPPIE HAPPY FOLX TO TECH COMPANIES AND BIG BUISNESS CIME TAKE OVER..PLACES WE USED TO PLAY AT..DIRT FIELDS ALL GOT BIG BUILDINGS AND APTS...PRICES SO HIGH TO LIVE IN THE CITY AND RAN OUT THE TRUE CITY FOLX...I LOVE MY CITY THOUGH AND WOULDNT CHANGE WHERE I GREW UP FOR NOTHING IN THE WORLD...FRISCO ON MINES FOREVER #gentrification#album#single SF #thebay#thecity