Movement building is the process of various communities working across similarities and differences to achieve our common vision for social justice. Therefore, FIERCE engages in movement-building activites through participating in local and national alliances, networks, and coalitions that advance multi-issue progressive social change agendas which bring together many different communities.
FIERCE actively participates in the following local and national alliances and coalitions:
Right to the City Alliance (RTTC) is a newly formed alliance of base building organizations from cities across the country as well as researchers, academics, lawyers, and other allies. We came together in January of 2007 to build a united response to gentrification and the drastic changes imposed on our cities. We stand together under the notion of a Right to the City for all.
RTTC-NYC is the local chapter, and is comprised of almost 13 base-building organziations. RTTC-NYC created a policy platform to solidify the issues that we are concerned about as a region. This platform helps support our current RTTC-NYC campaign: the conversion of luxury condos into permanent affordable housing for low-income people. Read the summary of our platform HERE. View media coverage of the policy platform and condo conversion campaign launch here.
Peoples’ Justice was initiated by the NYC Coalition Against Police Brutality (CAPB) and allies. We are a coalition of NYC-based grassroots organizations that have joined forces to win community control and police accountability.
Grassroots Global Justice is an alliance of U.S.-based grassroots groups who are organizing to build an agenda for power for working and poor people. We understand that there are important connections between the local issues we work on and the global context, and we see ourselves as part of an international movement for global justice.