The New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative (NYCREIC) stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. We acknowledge the deep history of white supremacy that, as scholar Miles Grier put it, distributes the three Ps of property, protection, and pleasure to white people first. Our co-leadership aims to transform the relationship between white supremacy, anti-Black racism, policing and land by supporting the call for community control made by the Movement for Black Lives and the call to support and promote community land trusts for Black and historically displaced communities made by 8 to Abolition.
In particular, we aim to provide democratically directed funds to BIPOC-owned projects and places, including those drawn from the Black-led community land trust movement that started in the 1960s. The NYCREIC already has legal approval to raise funds for any investment in commercial real property as long as it is consistent with the purpose of combating community deterioration and advancing long-term stability, diversity, vibrancy and cohesion in New York City neighborhoods most affected by disinvestment and displacement. Join us.
- Suggest a Project:
- Join our Co-op: http://nycreic.com/join
- Stay tuned for an online membership and community meeting to learn more and organize!
- Sign up for our Newsletter: http://nycreic.com/
Please stay safe and stay in touch.
SUPPORT / TAKE ACTION:
SUPPORT NYC COMMUNITY:
Give to G.L.I.T.S., which provides temporary housing to Black trans people recently released from Rikers Island. Support their campaign to buy two buildings to create a permanent place to house and support Black trans people in New York City: http://bit.ly/GLITSToolkit
FURTHER READING / RESOURCES:
Anti-Racist Resource Guide
An Antiracist Reading List
Schomburg Center’s Black Liberation Reading List
For Our White Friends Desiring to Be Allies
Films and Documentaries to Educate Yourself on Racism and Black Oppression