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Attorney Pavita Krishnaswamy describing the illegal tactics of the landlord of Homewood Gardens who is trying to force Black tenants out of their rent stabilized apartments in order to rent to white younger tenants #gentrification - 3mins

Flatbush Tenants File Federal Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Target Black Renters  - 4/15/2014

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Contact: Aga Trojniak, ftcoalition@gmail.com, 347.232.5417



Tenants File Federal Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Target Black Renters

Suit alleges violations of Fair Housing Act, New York State and New York City Human Rights laws

WHAT: Press conference announcing the filing of a federal lawsuit against a landlord who has aggressively harassed and targeted Black tenants in an effort to displace them from Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartments.

WHO: Tenants, Flatbush Tenant Coalition, Attorneys from Legal Services NYC’s Brooklyn program, Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, Council Member Mathieu Eugene

WHERE: 414 Hawthorne Street, Brooklyn, 11225 (Map)

WHEN: Tuesday, April 15th, 9:30 AM

WHY: Tenants and advocates will announce the filing of a federal lawsuit against landlords who have aggressively harassed and targeted Black tenants in an effort to compel them to move so that their apartments can be rented almost exclusively to younger, white tenants. The landlords’ discriminatory tactics have included refusing to cash Black tenants’ rent checks for months on end and then sending rent demands for tens of thousands of dollars, refusing to make repairs, and bringing baseless housing court cases against Black tenants. Since purchasing these buildings a few years ago, the landlords have succeeded in pushing out approximately 20 families out of a total of 52. Plaintiffs (eleven tenants and the Flatbush Tenant Coalition) allege violations of the Fair Housing Act and the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws.

Photo, video, and press availability. Copies of the court documents will be on hand.

Flatbush Tenants File Federal Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Target Black Renters

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Aga Trojniak, ftcoalition@gmail.com, 347.232.5417

Tenants File Federal Lawsuit Against Landlords Who Target Black Renters

Suit alleges violations of Fair Housing Act, New York State and New York City Human Rights laws

WHAT: Press conference announcing the…

equalityforflatbush:

Flatbush Brooklyn Town Hall on pending #626Flatbush #FighttheTower community struggle: Monday, April 7 7pm–9pm Prospect Park East Network [PPEN] WWW.PPEN.ORG

Park East Network [PPEN] invites you to a TOWN HALL MEETING

with Eric Adams

Monday, April 7 7pm–9pm

John Hus Moravian Church at 153 Ocean Avenue
BOROUGH PRESIDENT ADAMS WANTS TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT HIGH RISE DEVELOPMENT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEXT TO PROSPECT PARK.

We are the only neighborhood bordering the park with no building height limits.

A 23-story luxury tower is slated for Flatbush Avenue at Fenimore Street

Apartment and store rents are already rising: Who will be pushed out?

What about affordable housing?

 What about the scenic beauty of Prospect Park?

Should there be a TEMPORARY HALT to OUT OF SCALE HIGH RISE construction on Flatbush Ave. between Empire Blvd. & Parkside Ave.?

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! BECOME PART OF THE PROCESS, NOT ITS VICTIM.

* In conjunction with the BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S OFFICE. Supported by FLATBUSH TENANT COALITION (FTC), LEFFERTS MANOR ASSOCIATION (LMA), and PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION (PLGNA).

Refreshments served For more information: PPEASTNET@GMAIL.COM WWW.PPEN.ORG

equalityforflatbush:

HOLD THE DATE! MAY 1st 2014  - MAY DAY Where? UNION SQUARE!  12-7 


It has been 8 years since 2006’s massive mobilizations of immigrants and workers against the repressive Sensenbrenner legislation that would criminalize immigrant workers. Since 2006, the May 1st Coalition for Workers and Immigrant Rights has been organizing and mobilizing for every May 1st bringing together immigrant groups, community organizations, workers groups, unions, LGBTQGNC organizations, and women’s organizations to raise the demands of people during the ongoing economic crisis.

Come to a May 1st Coalition Citywide meeting for May Day 2014!

Come and participate in plans for outreach, demands, logistics, etc! Help make May Day 2014 a united, militant march for worker and immigrant rights! For more information call Teresa Gutierrez [Spanish] - (917) 328-6470 or Cris Hilo [English] - (347) 342 - 2706

May 1st Where? Union Square!

Some of May 1st Coalition’s Demands this year are:
▪ Support the Low Wage WORKERS STRIKE
▪ NO TO TPP
▪ LEGALIZATION FOR ALL
▪ NO TO DEPORTATIONS AND DETENTIONS OF IMMIGRANTS
▪ STOP THE SEPARATION OF IMMIGRANT FAMILIES BY DEPORTATIONS
▪ STOP THE WAR ON BLACK COMMUNITIES AND ALL PEOPLE OF COLOR
▪ STOP THE VIOLENCE AGAINST TRANSGENDER PEOPLE OF COLOR AND ALL LGBT COMMUNITIES
▪ SOLIDARITY WITH COUNTRIES THREATENED BY U.S. IMPERIALISM
▪ END THE U.S. WARS AND BRING THE TROOPS HOME
▪ STOP THE PRIVATIZATION OF THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND THE IMMIGRANT DETENTION CENTERS
▪ RIGHT TO UNIONIZE
▪ FAIR CONTRACTS WITH RETROACTIVE PAY FOR ALL CITY WORKERS
▪ SUPPORT UNDERPAID WORKERS

May 1st Coalition’s MAY DAY 2014 is endorsed by:
Acción 21
AFSCME LOCAL 375 
Anakbayan NJ
Anakbayan NY
BAYAN USA
Building Bridges - WBAI Radio
Centro Tecum Uman
Colectivo Honduras USA Resistancia Libre
Hot and Crusty Workers
FIST
Fuerza de La Revolucion.
GABRIELA New York
International Action Center
La Pena del Bronx
Laundry Workers Center
LynneStewart.org
Mesa de La Izquierda Dominicana
MIGUA
Million Workers March
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)
New York Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines
Occu - Evolve
Pakistan USA Freedom Forum
People Power Assembly
People’s Organization for Progress NJ
Philippine Forum
Picture the Homeless
Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five
Pro-Libertad Freedom Campaign
Sisa Pakari Centro Cultural y Laboral
TRABAJADORES POR LA PAZ
United National Anti War Coalition
Voz Latina on WBAI
Women’s Fightback Network
Workers Communist Organization
Workers World Party

http://www.may1.info/
transfeminism:

Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.
transfeminism:

Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.
transfeminism:

Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.
transfeminism:

Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.
transfeminism:

Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.
transfeminism:

Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.
As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.
Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.

transfeminism:

Sylvia Rivera is one of my dyke heroes! The above pictures are of Sylvia Rivera with her wife Julia Murray. While people are quick to talk about Sylvia Rivera’s life, I never, ever hear anyone acknowledge that Sylvia was in a relationship with another women. It would seem that not all parts of her life are given equal respect and attention.

As a trans woman who loves women, it means something important to me personally to know that Sylvia Rivera was in a relationship with another woman. I’ve been made to feel isolated by others because I’m a trans woman who loves women. I’ve had the term “kai kai” disparagingly thrown in my direction on more than one occasion.

Trans women loving other women is treated as taboo by many in the “community.” There is some serious hostility directed at trans women who love women from some trans and queer people (I’m not even talking about gaystream LGB people). That is, some of those very same people who routinely evoke Sylvia Rivera’s name so often are the same people who take issue with trans women loving other women.

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