Coalitions & Allies

Brooklyn Movement Center is dedicated to social justice. We work with coalitions, campaigns, and allies around New York City to organize around causes important to Central Brooklynites.

Coalitions

Brooklyn Movement Center is a member of the following coalitions and organizations:

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Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network

The Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN), fights to stop rampant corporate gentrification that is causing displacement of residents. The time is Now! for Brooklyn residents and groups to create a grassroots movement and campaign to prevent the displacement of low-to-middle income people, elders, families and mom-and-pop businesses from Brooklyn.

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The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC)

The Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC) strengthens and expands community-led, democratically-controlled initiatives — from worker, financial and consumer co-ops to community land trusts and gardens, mutual housing, and low-income housing co-ops. Our goal is to build an economy based on values of social and racial justice, ecological sustainability, cooperation, mutualism, and democracy.

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Communities United for Police Reform

Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. The partners in this campaign come from all 5 boroughs, from all walks of life and represent many of those most unfairly targeted by the NYPD. This groundbreaking campaign is fighting for reforms that will promote community safety while ensuring that the NYPD protects and serves all New Yorkers.

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NY Civic Engagement Table

NYCET is a strategic driver of social change and a laboratory for innovative collaborative work.  They support a diverse group of socially responsible organizations committed to creating a better, more just, and democratic world through year-round civic engagement.

 

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National Black Food & Justice Alliance

National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA) is a coalition of Black-led organizations working towards cultivating and advancing Black leadership, building Black self-determination, Black institution building and organizing for food sovereignty, land and justice.   The Alliance seeks to achieve this by engaging in broad based coalition organizing for black food and land, increasing visibility of Black led narratives and work, advancing Black led visions for just and sustainable communities, and building capacity for self-determination within our local, national, and international food systems and land rights work.

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NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Founded in 1991, the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 citywide membership network linking grassroots organizations from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in their struggle for environmental justice. NYC-EJA empowers its member organizations to advocate for improved environmental conditions and against inequitable environmental burdens by the coordination of campaigns designed to inform City and State policies.

 

Endorsed Campaigns

Brooklyn Movement Center endorses the following campaigns:

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Close Rikers

Led directly by impacted communities and in partnership with 150+ organizations, the campaign fights to close Rikers Island Jail Complex & transform NYC’s criminal justice system.

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Start SMART New York

Start SMART NY – Sensible Marijuana Access through Regulated Trade – is the campaign dedicated to ending marijuana prohibition in New York. We believe that it is time to stop the ineffective, racially biased, and unjust enforcement of marijuana prohibition and to create a new, well-regulated, and inclusive marijuana industry that is rooted in racial and economic justice.

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Young Women’s Initative

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the New York City Council launched the Young Women’s Initiative (YWI) to help the young women of NYC to achieve their dreams. Too often, these young people confront hurdles in school, at home, and in social services. The YWI brings together leaders and organizers on the ground with teens and young adults, with the goal of crafting policy recommendations that address racial, gender, health and other disparities.

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Fair Fair Campaign – Riders Alliance 

Hundreds of thousands of very low-income New Yorkers can’t afford MetroCards, even though they rely on public transportation. So we’re fighting for half-priced MetroCards for Low-Income New Yorkers so everybody can afford to get on the subway and bus.