Before It's Gone // Take it Back!
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Calling on National and NYC Educators, Historians, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to endorse the EMERGENCY Mobilization to #Save227Duffield : Sept 27th & 28th
To Endorse: Contact Equality for Flatbush : E4F at 646 820-6039 or B4G@equalityforflatbush.org
We have just been informed that the architectural plans for the proposed property at 227 Duffield Street have been approved by The Dept of Buildings (http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=2&passjobnumber=321594761&passdocnumber=01).
This was the last piece of the application necessary to complete the application for demolition. The demolition permit HAS NOT YET been granted, but could be very soon.
Equality for Flatbush : E4F and it's allies are calling an emergency weekend mobilization to #SAVE227Duffield
Join us September, on Friday 27th at the Landmark Preservation Commission at 4pm -5:30pm for a Press Conference & Community Speak out then Come to Rally & March through downtown Brooklyn to #Save227Duffield Saturday September 28th, 1pm -4pm Gather at 227 Duffield
227 Duffield St., located on Abolitionist Place in downtown Brooklyn, is the last known standing historic site in Brooklyn where well-known abolitionists lived and where Black people found freedom through the Underground Railroad. Since the City’s downtown Brooklyn development plan demolished all other Duffield Street historic residences, 227 Duffield represents the last known standing property to continue the legacy of African American history of resistance in New York City and nationwide and should be preserved as a city landmark.
The demolition of 227 Duffield is imminent -- Unless WE STOP It!
Ways for you to join the fight to #Save227Duffield:
1. Please Sign & Circulate the Petition WIDELY to stop the Demolition of Black Landmark #Save227Duffield http://chng.it/NWh5wN9pWt
2. Participate in the Call-in & Social Media Campaign - Every call, email, and tweet matters! Call, Email & Tweet at Lisa Kersavage, Director of Landmark Preservation Commission Phone: 212-669-7817 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @LisaKersavage Tell her : --Please do not demolish 227 Duffield Street, located in Downtown Brooklyn --We need to landmark 227 Duffield, because it is well-documented that it was used as a meeting house for the abolitionist movement as well as a stop on the Underground Railroad. ---We strongly believe that the site needs to be turned into a museum to preserve this important historic contribution to the fight against racism in the US. Here are the details : https://bit.ly/2Z9p5fu
3. Please Take a Selfie for the #Save227Duffield Social Media Campaign ! Please take a picture of yourself holding a sign that demonstrates your support to #Save227Duffield and send it to @LisaKersavage, Director of Landmark Preservation Commission
4. Circulate the Call for National and NYC Educators, Historians, Community Leaders and Elected Officials to endorse the EMERGENCY Mobilization to #Save227Duffield : Sept 27th & 28th
To get involved in the struggle to #Save227Duffield, please contact Equality for Flatbush : E4F at 646 820-6039 or B4G@equalityforflatbush.org
BEFORE IT'S GONE // TAKE IT BACK: Documenting Brooklyn - Fighting Gentrification (B4G) is the Brooklyn-wide anti-gentrification campaign of Equality for Flatbush www.equalityforflatbush.org or www.beforeitsgone.co