After several months of meeting and planning—not to mention disagreements and conflicts—several artists/activists have completed A People’s Monument to Anti-Displacement (PMAD). The Brooklyn Museum has kept up their part of the agreement to include the work into Agitprop! as a running inclusion to the 3rd wave of additions on April 6th, 2016.
PMAD’s first iteration focuses on the realities of gentrification and displacement in Brooklyn, giving vital statistics and visual data to help people understand the crisis. PMAD also highlights the work being done by Movement to Protect the People (MTOPP) to save Crown Heights/Flatbush from rezoning. Rezoning the second most affordable community in Brooklyn would undoubtedly destabilize the community and displace countless families of color, there for we stand behind MTOPP’s strategy of non-participation on the part of the community to fight rezoning in Crown Heights/Flatbush.
More information on the anatomy of PMAD to come.