Shades of Change: A FUREEous Solidarity Soirée

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY

YOU'RE INVITED!  Join us for a very special evening to support FUREE and celebrate our struggles for justice and resiliency.

Honoring: Read more »

Know Your Rights Workshop for NYCHA Residents

When: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Ingersoll Community Center - 177 Myrtle Ave (by Prince St.)

  • Are you being asked to relocate, “right-size” or face eviction?
  • Do you need repairs in your apartment?
  • Do you have an appearance date at 250 Broadway and don’t know if it’s time to get legal support?

LEARN ABOUT YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS AS A NYCHA TENANT AND ASK QUESTIONS FROM EXPERIENCED LAWYERS.  This will be a participatory workshop.  There may be time afterwards for residents to meet briefly with an attorney to discuss private legal matters. Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing


Application Deadline: 

FUREE is looking for an experienced, senior-level community organizer with a solid background in organizing in low income and working class communities of color and a demonstrated capacity to build grassroots leadership. Read more »

In Loving Memory of Mama Joy

Mama Joy

Dear FUREEous Family,

It is with great sadness to announce that Joy Chatel, FUREE leader and former Board Member, passed away yesterday, January 8, 2014, from complications with her health at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She is survived by her 3 children, her brother and sister, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren as well as countless others that affectionately know her as Mama Joy. Read more »

FUREE new home potluck & party!

When: Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

@ The Brooklyn Commons - 388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt/Bond in Brooklyn).

A,C,G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
F to Bergen
N,R, 2,3, 4,5, B, D, Q to Atlantic/Barclays 

FUREE HAS MOVED!  Come inaugurate our new home with a special potluck dinner and party!

FUREE In the Media

On Fulton Street, Worries About Change

New York Times, 09/21/2013 -

Note: FUREE organizer Lucas Shapiro and member leader Lorena Watler spent an hour with this reporter walking around Downtown Brooklyn, trying to expand the narrative beyond a rather surface-level discussion of what people think of new stores coming into the area. 
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Movement Happy Hour + Fundraiser for Valery & FUREE

When: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
65 4th Ave., Brooklyn, New York 11217
(between Dean and Bergan St., blocks from the Atlantic/Barclays subway stop)

Our friends at the Movement Space Project and the Activista Happy Hour crew are hosting a special fundraising event for FUREE.
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Update on Valery's Health - Your Support Needed

Valery and FUREE urgently need your support in this critical time (more details below).  Please contribute to both funds. Read more »

ACTION ALERT: People's Hearing to Save NYCHA!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 4:30pm


To make up for years of playing around with its money & budget cuts stemming from sequestration, NYCHA plans to: Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing

Candidates Forum for the 35th Council District... TAKE TWO!

When: Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Irondate Theater, 85 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene (between Lafayette and Fulton)

Missed the hugely successful candidates forum we co-hosted on June 28th?

This is your chance to ask questions of and hear from the candidates that want to represent you in the 35th District (Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights and parts of Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy where Letitia James is the outgoing Council Member).

If you want to come as part of the FUREE crew, contact Lucas at 718-852-2960 x306 or email lucas [at] furee [dot] org. Read more »

Campaigns: Voter Engagement
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