Report-Backs from Committees
It’s possible to create the alternatives we need when we play with the mechanisms that determine real estate. Your Steering Committee has been working with lawyers from Lincoln Square Legal Services’ (LSLS) Community Economic Development Clinic of Fordham Law School, led by founding member Paula Z. Segal, and at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, to register with the NYS Attorney General to fundraise for collective real estate investment through the LLC we will incorporate... READ MORE!
We are following a timeline towards a first investment by May 2017. Our Scoping Criteria (version 8) is a checklist that allows members to test if the investment they have in mind for our cooperative fits our scope. At the All-Member Meeting on Wednesday, October 26th, we will do an exercise on how you can use this checklist to begin vetting a potential project near you...READ MORE!
In July, REIC U hosted a film screening and discussion of the documentary Rerooting the Motor City: Notes on a City in Transformation in collaboration with its producers, Paper Tiger Television. The film explores Detroit’s radical history, philosophy, and the ongoing collective efforts to create community control of space and development. After the film, attendees created “problem trees,” exploring core challenges the film raised, their roots, tactics to address them, and outcomes of these tactics. READ MORE!
Art & Media Work-group
We are now working with the generous designers at Topos Graphics to create a new logo, style guide, and all around beautification of the NYC REIC visual identity. If you have ideas about how you think that should look, email email@example.com... READ MORE!
CORB: Community Outreach & Relationship Building Update
The former PBIG: Public Buildings Inventory Group seeks new members with great community organizing skills. We are looking for those who can help us build our community engagement model and educate the membership in best practices in how to reach out to communities and work together with them, in a horizontal, democratic, grassroots way...READ MORE!