Equality for Flatbush
Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a Black Lives Matter organization that has fought gentrification, displacement and police violence in Brooklyn, NY since 2013. They have only two goals: to end NYPD murders and to stop the displacement of low-to-middle income people from Brooklyn, NY. Led by Black and Brown lifelong and longtime New Yorkers, E4F believes in the abolition of the police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and prisons. E4F is a member-led grassroots organization made up largely of Black Caribbean women migrants and descendants of migrants of color. They have an holistic, trauma-informed approach to organizing that is steeped in the principles of demonstrating “revolutionary love,” practicing kindness, being relentless, and “having each other’s backs.” There are three layers to their organizing method: 1. Triage and Rapid Response, 2. Accountability and Structural Change, and most importantly, 3. Abolition. They organize their communities for social justice and change through street outreach, social media campaigns, as well as political and direct action.