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Make it BMC history month by signing up with the Black Census, our food coop and a push back against gentrification. Scroll down and get heard.

Counting Black Lives

Photo from Black Futures Lab | Black Census Project 

BMC, in partnership with Black Futures Lab, is on a mission to survey 1000 Black people in Central Brooklyn. As part of the first Black census in 153 years, your information will be used to set policy nationally and support BMC’s efforts to secure a Black future in Central Brooklyn. Click here to take the survey (Other links won’t help BMC reach its goal.) Take 15 minutes to complete a once in a century opportunity.

Talk to Hunter! 
Hunter Scott is BMC’s new organizer for the Black Census project. She is a national speaker, mentor/consultant and an entrepreneur who over the last four years has been working in environmental health.

Welcome Hunter by filling out the survey and volunteering to help her reach 1000 surveys over the next 10 weeks. Or ask her questions at She’d love to hear from you.
Your Right To Know

On October 19th, the Right to Know Act (RTKA) went into effect, marking a milestone in BMC’s and the Communities United for Police Reform’s (CPR) four year legislative battle against abusive and discriminatory policing. The RTKA “aims to deter NYPD abuse, help prevent unnecessary police encounters and requires that the NYPD be more transparent when interacting with the public.”

Are you a BMC member who wants to know more about the RTKA?
Join BMC and other CPR organizations for a CopWatch and RTKA training on Saturday, November 17. Email Anthonine at to register.
Know Your Tenant Rights 2.0:
Tenant Harassment
On November 5th, tenant Leaders from the 451 Tenant Association and attorneys from the Community Development Project will be on hand to help you fight harassment from your landlord. Click here to RSVP. Email Hannah (see below) if you have any questions.
BMC’s Tenant Organizing Fellow

A Master's student of Planning at Pratt Institute, Hannah worked as an organizer and researcher for UNITE HERE, and grew up in a rent-stabilized building complex with one of the city’s strongest tenants' associations. Hannah will help BMC research and develop tenant organizing campaigns.
Become a Central Brooklyn Food Coop Member! Finally!
After years of planning, CBFC leaders are beta testing the member sign-up portal. Be among the first charter members of CBFC when the portal goes live next month and then attend the annual meeting for members on December 8th. Email for details.
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