Closing Bell: There IS Someplace Like Home

Behold a snippet of the video chronicling the fight against gentrification in downtown Brooklyn, Some Place Like Home. Families United for Racial & Economic Equality, a Brooklyn-based group made up mostly of women of color, is behind the movie, which "tells the stories of community residents and small businesses that are displaced to make way for high-end retail and luxury condominiums to the area," and chronicles the impace of the Downtown Brooklyn plan.

It depicts the pulling out of Downtown Brooklyn and Fort Greene's legacy of being a once-forgotten neighborhood built from the ground up by generations of low-income and working families from all walks of life. Small business owners that have helped to make the area the 3rd largest retail district in New York City talk about the deferment of their dreams as entrepreneurs. It reveals practices and policies used to support massive real estate projects as the historical, economic and cultural fabric of the area is torn apart. It follows the battle of community residents and small businesses as they fight for some place like home.

The film will premier on December 5th at Medgar Evers College. More info here.

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