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Equality for Flatbush is investigating the online attacks and silencing of people of color and anti-gentrification forces on "Prospect Lefferts Gardens & Brooklyn Neighbors" Facebook page
In the last two weeks, in response to a neighborhood march against white supremacy and gentrification in Flatbush on November 3rd, there was an increase in the amount of online attacks against people of color and anti-gentrification activists on the "Prospect Lefferts Gardens & Brooklyn Neighbors" community page. Several people spoke out about how this online community was an "unsafe place for people of color, " which is a violation of Facebook's Community Standards. The situation then escalated on November 4th, when several people, including four Equality for Flatbush activists, were blocked and purged without warning from the page by the "Prospect Lefferts Gardens & Brooklyn Neighbors" Facebook administrators.
We encourage people to report racist incidents from the "Prospect Lefferts Gardens & Brooklyn Neighbors" Facebook page or send documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org/ (646) 820-6039. Stay tuned for upcoming Equality for Flatbush meetings and organizing to address the increase in racist incidents in the neighborhood due to gentrification
Change the Narrative: We ask that anti-racist/anti-gentrification Prospect Lefferts Gardens & Brooklyn Neighbors community members continue to speak up and raise their concerns about the silencing / blocking of residents of color and anti-gentrification activists on the "Prospect Lefferts Gardens & Brooklyn Neighbors" Facebook page. Please continue to post about struggles against police brutality and gentrification in Brooklyn.
Join This Is Flatbush: Flatbush/East Flatbush/Crown Heights residents who are looking for a safe space for people of color and anti-gentrification forces are welcome to join This Is Flatbush. This Is Flatbush is a campaign for Flatbush/East Flatbush/Crown Heights residents and supporters to fight the corporate re-branding of our neighborhoods. To Join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2163096127243144/
To get involved in the work of Equality for Flatbush contact : email@example.com/ (646) 820-6039