Sept. 9: The Brooklyn March Against Gentrification, Racism, and Police Violence


Saturday, September 9, 2017

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Starting at Barclays Center and Ending in Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza in Bushwick

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN), a people of color-led grassroots coalition, organized Brooklyn’s first ever borough-wide march against gentrification, racism, and police violence. The march from Barclays Center to Bushwick will include rallies in six locations across gentrifying neighborhoods, featuring speakers facing rent hikes and landlord harassment, police violence, and privatization of public land in their communities. The march has been endorsed by more than 100 community-based organizations, small businesses, tenant associations, families impacted police violence, and local chapters of national anti-police brutality groups.

Marchers demand that the city take action against racism, including to:  

  • Stop selling off communities in the form of real estate-driven rezonings and sweetheart deals for public land, tax exemptions, and subsidies;

  • Invest public funds to maintain — not privatize — NYCHA, grow low-income housing programs, and enforce rent regulations, instead of using shelters as a form of permanent housing for our families and children;  

  • End police suppression of resistance and end discriminatory and violent Broken Windows policing;

  • Protect small businesses and jobs by supporting commercial tenant protections and ending policies that advance development by and for the super-rich; and

  • Vote out City and State elected officials who refuse to act on our demands and who support major zoning and development projects, such as the Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment, which are Trojan Horses for gentrification and displacement.

The City has squandered and mismanaged public assets to enrich developers while the people they serve face impoverishing rents and landlord harassment, loss of small affordable businesses, and crumbling public transit and parks systems. BAN challenges the de Blasio administration and politicians who run on platforms of fighting inequality while perpetuating the tale of two cities.

March Route and Rally Stops:

11am – 12pm – Rally and Speak Out at Barclays Center

12 – 1:30pm – March to Crown Heights

1:30 – 2pm – Rally and Speak Out at Ebbets Field Apartments – Bedford Ave. and Montgomery St.

2:05pm – Short Stop at Bedford-Union Armory – Bedford Ave. and Union St.

2:15 – 3:30pm – March to Bedford Stuyvesant

3:30 – 4 pm – Rally and Speak Out at Herbert Von King Park

4:00 – 4:20 – March to Myrtle Ave. and Broadway

4:30 – 5:30 pm – March through Bushwick

5:30 – 6pm – Rally and Speak Out at Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza  – Myrtle Ave. and Wyckoff Ave.


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Flow of the day Where to pick up flyers & other Info:

Flow of the day

11:00 am    Gather at Barclay’s Center
12:00 noon  MARCH
1:30 pm     Rally at Ebbets Field ( Crown Heights)
3:30 pm     Rally at Herbert Von King Park  (Bedford-Stuy)
5:30 pm     Rally at Mytle & Wyckoff Aves (Bushwick)
6:30 pm     After-Party at Starr Bar 

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March Endorsers as of  September 9th 2017

*denotes BAN Member Organization

The 60 Turner Place Tenants Association

The 332 Rutland Road Tenants Association

The 441 Brooklyn Avenue Tenants Association

The 486 Brooklyn Avenue Tenants Association

ACT-UP Boston

Art Against Displacement

Artists Of Color Bloc

The Artist Studio Affordability Project*

Bangla4Justice – Justice Translators

Bay Ridge For Social Justice

The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI)

Black Lives Matter  – NYC Chapter

Black Lives Matter of Greater New York

Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) – NYC Chapter

The Brooklyn Community Bail Fund

Brooklyn for Peace

Brooklyn Laundry Social Club

Brooklyn Resists

Brooklyn Treasures Uncovered

The Bronx is Not for Sale

Brown Memorial Baptist Church

Busk NY

CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities

The Chinatown Art Brigade

Chelsea Coalition on Housing

City Acupuncture Bed-Stuy

The Coalition to End Broken Windows

The Co-Editors and Contributors of Zoned Out! Race, Displacement, and City Planning in New York City

Communities United for Police Reform  (CPR)

The Crown Heights Tenants Union-CHTU

The Crystal House Project of The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement*

The CUNY Adjunct Project

Democratic Socialists of America – DSA-NYC

Dismantle the Armory Deal Initiative (DADI)

Donkeysaddle Projects

Educated Little Monsters-ELM

Elevtr Trax

El Grito de Sunset Park *

Errol’s Bakery and Catering

Equality for Flatbush*

The Family of Davonte Pressley

The Family of Shantel Davis

Fight Back BayRidge

Flower Lovers Against Corruption (FLAC)

Fort Greene Peace

Free The Arts Festival

FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality)*

Gays Against Guns New York

The Grand Putnam Tenants Association

Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees

Harriet’s Apothecary



Imani House, Inc

The International League of Peoples’ Struggle – US Chapter (ILPS US)


Jewish Voice for Peace – NYC Chapter

The Justice Committee


The Law Offices of Alex Franco

The Law Offices of Gideon Oliver

Mayday Space

Meerkat Media Collective

Met Council on Housing

Mi Casa No Es Su Casa: Illumination Against Gentrification*

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice – NYC Chapter

Movement for Justice in El Barrio

Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP)*

My Brooklyn, LLC, The Producer of the “My Brooklyn” Documentary

New York City Students for Justice in Palestine

New York Communities for Change (NYCC)

NYCORE (NY Collective of Radical Educators)

NYC Stands with Standing Rock

New York Council for Housing Development

The Peoples Cultural Plan

The People’s Power Assembly – NYC

The Philadelphia Tenants Union

Picture The Homeless

Progress Queens

Project Hajra

Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association (PLGNA)

Queens Anti-Gentrification Project

Queens is NOT for Sale

Queens Neighborhoods United

Queer Detainee Empowerment Project (QDEP)

Radix Media

Reign Multimedia LLC

Residentes De Sunset Park Housing / Small Business Rights

Resistencia Legal Alliance

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

Ridgewood Tenants Union

Safe Outside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project*

Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network

The Social Justice Social Practice Collective, Pratt Institute

Southwest Brooklyn Tenant Union*

Starr Bar

St Nicks Alliance

Sullivan-Ludlam-Stoddard Neighborhood Association

Third Root Community Health Center*


Troll Hole NYC

Turiza Group Inc


URIP (The Undoing Racism Internship Project)

We Make Noise NYC

Workers World Party

Why Accountability