Third Rail Eps 20: Crown Heights Fight

May 1st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 20: Crown Heights Fight

On “Crown Heights Fight” we report on the state of tenant organizing in Central Brooklyn and how tenants are reacting to rising rents. We then put to the test the notion that Bed-Stuy gets more political and media love than Crown Heights. Guest zakia henderson-brown, Board Member, Brooklyn Movement Center Joel Feingold, Member, Crown Heights […]

Third Rail Eps 16: How Do You Change the World?

January 20th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 16: How Do You Change the World?

In this episode of Third Rail we discuss two potential strategies for community and social justice wins. First by examining black and brown neighborhoods in other cities, that may have some lessons for Central Brooklyn on the gentrification front. And then by tackling an age-old community organizing question: is it best to fight for social justice change […]

Third Rail Eps 4: Gentrification in Central Brooklyn

March 15th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcast

Third Rail Eps 4: Gentrification in Central Brooklyn

BMC Third Rail podcast is where BMC’s organizers, deconstruct hot topics and social justice issues that impact the lives of Central Brooklynites. Airing once a month, every 1st Friday! Hosts: Bios Here Guests Mychal Denzel Smith, Writer, Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute Marlon Peterson, Writer, Director of Community Relations, Fortune Society Segments 1. Cycle of Gentrification: A recent Spike […]

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    “I am in my 30s and was emboldened by Beyonce’s feminist stance on that stage, and can’t help but believe that that image will be equally as powerful to young people who witness that moment, whose first engagement with feminism will be that moment. Maybe, just maybe, Beyonce will serve as the bridgebetween pop culture and feminists like bell and Barbara and Audre, maybe some young woman bobbing her head to ‘Blow’ or ‘Partition’ or ‘Flawless’ will do so while reading Ain’t I A Woman? or Homegirls or Sister Outsider.”

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