Chaos or Community? - FUREE's 10th Annual Convention

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

St. Joseph High School, 80 Willoughby St, Downtown Brooklyn; followed by a march for jobs, housing and justice at 4pm

Fall Apart or Fight Together for Jobs, Housing and Justice!

  • FREE EVENT with lunch provided (served between noon-1:30pm)
  • Live entertainment & special guest speakers
  • Get involved in your community & shape FUREE's organizing campaigns
  • Service provider info tables (for your housing, legal, financial & health needs)
  • Accessible space, childcare and Spanish translation available
  • 4pm united action for jobs, housing & justice with an activist marching band

Why we need YOU at our Convention…

In his final book, Chaos or Community, Dr. King put forth a hopeful vision of a united struggle for jobs, housing and equality. 

45 years later, we still face the critical question: Are we going to allow our  communities to be torn apart by the chaos of growing inequality and divided neighborhoods, or will we come together for dignity, justice and respect?

Our Annual Convention brings together FUREE members, allies and community residents, to talk about the problems we face and to fight the power so that we can build a just society for ourselves, our families and our communities.  Join us!

Click here for a Convention flier to download, print and distribute!  Spread the word via the Facebook event page!

To RSVP, to volunteer your support, or for more info, call 718-852-2960 x306 or email lucas [at] furee [dot] org.

Follow the convention on Twitter: @furee and #ChaosCommunity

Are you tired of greedy developers getting millions of our tax dollars for projects that don’t deliver real affordable housing and good jobs for our communities?

It’s time to take it to the streets to demand fair development!

Immediately after our Convention, join FUREE, allied neighborhood groups and an activist marching band as we wind our way through Downtown Brooklyn, visiting sites where low-income families and small businesses are facing displacement.  We’ll end our march at the newly opened Barclays Center (part of the Atlantic Yards boondoggle) for a community speak-out.

If you’re not already FUREEous about the broken promises, the luxury housing bonanza, or the growing gap between rich and poor, check out this site from our coalition partners that breaks down one of these particularly bad development deals in more detail.  You can also find our more there about the other related creative actions and community events taking place in the days ahead!

The march will assemble at the corner of Bridge and Willoughby St., just outside of our Convention.  Be on time so the march doesn't pass you by!

Bring your signs, banners, noisemakers, and your walking shoes (1 mile march route)!


Families United for Racial & Economic Equality (FUREE) is a Brooklyn-based multi-racial organization, made up of and led mostly by women of color. We organize low-income and working families to achieve justice for all.

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