The economic climate of Buffalo, NY has given rise to privatized education and gentrified neighborhoods. Every year new charter schools emerge, leaving traditional, district schools strapped for resources, increasing the likelihood that these schools will be closed down. While schools are being defunded, police officers are being funded. Vacant school buildings are being sold to developers in an effort to gentrify our neighborhoods while police officers are being funded more and more money to not protect Black and Brown people.
On Monday, Just Resisting will reclaim a school building that is owned by a developer in Miami, and has been turned into lofts.
We also call on our Indigenous allies as we acknowledge that this is not our ancestral land.
Join us Friday, June 16 at 5:30 pm at Citizen Action to learn more.