Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a Black-led, membership-based organization of primarily low-to-moderate income Central Brooklyn residents. We build power and pursue self-determination in Bedford-Stuyvesant & Crown Heights by nurturing local leadership, waging campaigns and winning concrete improvements in people’s lives. Through our intersectional organizing, BMC centers a full range of issues and Black identity that define a whole community.
What We’re Doing
BMC is a multi-issue organization. Currently organizing around:
BMC’s anti-street harassment working group, No Disrespect (ND), works to end all forms of gendered and sexualized street harassment in public spaces. ND is committed to transforming the culture of intrusions, intimidation and harassment in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights to one of community-building and mutual respect. Read more.
BMC works with local stakeholders to rebuild the public education order in Community District 16 (CSD16). We train and support parents to lead school change efforts and reform Department of Education policies. Read more.
BMC is working to secure energy options for Central Brooklyn that are sustainable and owned by local stakeholders.
BMC seeks to assert control over the local food system in order to improve health conditions and nutrition options in Central Brooklyn. Current campaigns include the organizing and incubation of the Central Brooklyn Food Co-op, an affordable neighborhood-owned, non-profit grocery. Read more.
BMC works on local and city-wide policy campaigns to end abusive policing and the criminalization of Central Brooklyn residents. This work includes mass mobilizations, political education and trainings, policy advocacy, and community self-defense. Read more.