Watch this short video produced by NYU Journalism Graduate student, Diego Lynch, featuring members of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition:
It was a dynamic afternoon of performances, panel discussions, small-group conversations, and more, all exploring the effects of gentrification and displacement on New Yorkers, specifically communities of color.
Guests also learned about successful strategies led by people of color to protect and preserve their neighborhoods. Information tables hosted by anti-gentrification and displacement advocacy groups such as FUREE, Semillas Collective, Citizens Defending Libraries provided by community groups will be set up throughout the afternoon.
Organizations from Brooklyn and beyond made it crystal clear that we are here, we’re pushing back against displacement and gentrification — and we’re not going anywhere.