Safe Neighborhood Campaign

Safe Neighborhood Campaign

The Safe Neighborhood Campaign seeks to end hate and police violence against LGBTSTSTGNC people of color.  The goals of the Safe Neighborhood Campaign are to empower community members to prevent violence before it starts, intervene while violence is happening, and to build stronger relationships between LGBTSTSTGNC people of color, our allies, and the broader community. 

The first phase of the Safe Neighborhood Campaign is to recruit Safe Spaces within Central Brooklyn.  Safe Spaces are visibly identified public spaces that are willing to open their doors to our community members who are fleeing from violence.  Safe Spaces have Safe Space stickers in their windows and agree to be violence free zones. 

 

In the second phase of the Safe Neighborhood Campaign S.O.S. members work with owners/employees within these Safe Spaces to train them on homophobia, transphobia, and how to prevent violence without relying on law enforcement. 

 

Eventually we hope to build the relationships and skills between S.O.S. members and safe spaces to hold attackers accountable, to investigate violent incidents, and to provide direct support to community members outside of law enforcement.

 

Current Safe Spaces:

Bread Stuy
403 Lewis Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Brooklyn Young Mother’s Collective
339 Douglass St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Common Grounds
376 Tompkins Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Girls for Gender Equity
1360 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11216

House of Art
373 Lewis Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11233

Langston’s Lounge
1073 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Shakoor’s Sweet Tooth
376 Marcus Garvey Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Tuff Girl Tattoos
255 Malcolm X Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Two Fifty Eight Café
199 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11221