Saturday April 21. Forum at 11:00am, Action at 1:00pm
Hollis Presbyterian Church, 100-50 196th St., Hollis, Queens, NYC
Directions: F to 179th St. Q2 bus to 104 Ave.
Every day, thousands of individuals and families are forced from their
homes and tossed to the curb by bailed-out banks and their
multi-millionaire execs. In South East Queens, foreclosures have devastated
communities, displaced individuals, and uprooted families. At the same
time, banks and speculators sit on enough vacant property to house every
one of the 45,000 people, including 17,000 children, who sleep on the
streets and in city shelters each night. Something is terribly wrong!
Join us on April 21st for a Forum and Community Speak-Out as residents and
allies come together to say enough to values of Wall Street! Join us as we
share insights, stories, and struggles, and collectively lift our voices to
assert that Housing is a Human Right!
On Saturday, we will host a forum with speakers Rob Robinson (Take Back the
Land), Michael Premo (Housing is a Human Right, O4O), and Laboni Rahman
(O4O). They will discuss the persistent crises of homelessness, the lack of
affordable, safe and adequate housing, and the foreclosure crisis, through
the lens of the human right to housing. During the forum, community
residents, neighbors, and friends will be invited to speak out and give
witness to their experiences of foreclosure, displacement, and homelessness.
Following the Forum, those gathered will march and rally to demand that six
dilapidated apartment buildings on Hollis Boulevard, which have sat empty
for at least sixteen years, be taken from their deadbeat, absentee landlord
and put to productive, community use.
Come and share your story and your strength.