(Please note: THIS PLANNING MEETING IS NOT OPEN TO THE PRESS.).
On Tuesday, June 19th Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, BrooklynSpeaks, the Brown (Memorial Baptist Church) Community Development Corporation and Occupy groups invite you to a kickoff meeting to organize a protest demonstration at the Barclays Center opening.
Atlantic Yards promised jobs, housing and hoops. All we're getting is hoops, parking lots, a demolition zone, a traffic/parking fiasco, rats, and the Borough's biggest bar. An arena alone nets nothing for Brooklyn.
Amidst all the hoopla around the arena opening in September and various big act bookings, we must not allow the public, the press and elected officials to forget how Bruce Ratner and Mikhail Prokhorov's billion dollar arena came to be and all the bait-n-switching that has gone on enabling Ratner to control, and hold hostage, 22 acres in the heart of Brooklyn for an illegitimate project.
On June 19th
join us and participate in planning for the September 28th demonstration at the arena opening.
Spread the word, we want your ideas and your active participation.
Tuesday, June 19 at 7pm
at Brown Memorial Baptist Church
484 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn