UDP Fundraiser for Local Brooklyn Initiative

From June 8 to 23, UDP will be donating 50% of all publication sales to Equality for Flatbush and the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network’s #BrooklynShowsLove Mutual Aid Project. These grassroots organizing efforts fight racism, police violence, and gentrification in Brooklyn, NY. UDP pledges to support this local initiative in solidarity with our neighbors fighting systemic racism and institutional violence across Brooklyn.

If you want to donate directly to this fund, you can do so on the project’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bkshowslove-emergency-fund-to-Feed-Brooklynites

More info on Equality for Flatbush (E4F): http://www.equalityforflatbush.org/

More info on the Brooklyn Anti-Gentrification Network (BAN): https://bangentrification.org/

More info about this initiative from its organizers:

As we are all dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, E4F and BAN are committed to supporting Brooklynites, especially those that have been historically racially, economically, and socially disenfranchised. Given that none of us knows what the future holds during this stressful time, E4F and BAN are launching The #BrooklynShowsLove Mutual Aid Project, a five-pronged campaign to build and support neighborhood-based mutual aid efforts, connect people to existing or new community resources, and to provide material aid.

Brooklyn has such a rich history of people coming together to build grassroots organizations, movements, and alliances. Brooklynites already know that the best way to keep our communities safe in these difficult times is by neighbors helping neighbors. We hope that many people from across Brooklyn will volunteer and support The #BrooklynShows Love Mutual Aid Project.

UDP is proud to support this local initiative as a long-time resident of Brooklyn. Our home has been at the Old American Can Factory (OACF) in Gowanus, Brooklyn since 2006; since then, we’ve seen this neighborhood rapidly transform around us at the expense of manufacturing and affordable housing and arts spaces. We’re committed to bolstering grassroots efforts that combat further displacement of our neighbors and other local communities.




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