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Third Rail Express: What if the Charleston Massacre happened in Central Brooklyn?


On Thursday, June 17th, Dylann Roof a white, 21-year-old man allegedly entered Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina during their evening bible study. And after one hour, Roof stood up and opened fire, fatally shooting 6 women and 3 men. BMC staff share their initial reaction to this news and ask what we would do if the next domestic terror attack on black America happened in Central Brooklyn?

Third Rail Eps 21: Same ‘Ish, Different Lens


We have explored gentrification and street harassment on Third Rail before, but on this month's show we focus on these subjects through a different lens. First we discuss being Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood and then we break down being harassed as a queer person of color in Central Brooklyn.


Tasha Amezcua, SOS Program Coordinator, Audre Lorde Project
Debayani Kar , Member, Brooklyn Movement Center


1. What does it mean to be Brown in a gentrifying neighborhood?
In historically Black neighborhoods like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, the race aspect of gentrification is often spoken about in Black & White terms. This episode, we have on two guests to talk about the space between -- what it's like being a Brown person in Central Brooklyn.

2. How are we staying safe, sane and dignified this summer?
We've talked a lot on this show about how Veralyn and Anthonine experience sexualized & gendered street harassment and police harassment look like in Central Brooklyn. But while the aggressors are the same, being harassed as a QPOC looks a little different. Tune in to find out how all of us are working to stay safe, sane and dignified in the streets this summer.

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