Join Occupy Queens as we continue our collaboration with the Hollis Presbyterian 99% Club in answer to the greed and indifference of the 1%. Following the successful action of April 21 we will be meeting to begin planning the next steps in our ongoing campaign to turn the blight of Rita Stark’s abandoned apartment buildings in the heart of the Hollis community into housing for people and community space.
Hollis, like so many middle and working class People of Color communities has been targeted by predatory lenders. The equity of homeownership, the economic bedrock of the neighborhood, is now threatened by foreclosed houses on nearly every block – left vacant by the banks and snapped up by speculators. Adding insult to injury, Rita Stark leaves her row of apartment buildings, located on the main commercial strip across from a primary school and public library, abandoned. She believes she can leave blight on the streets of Hollis because she is wealthy and therefore has no responibility to the people of Hollis and particularly their children who must pass by it each day on their way to and from school. The people of Hollis are determined to prove her wrong.
Hollis is on the front lines as their struggle is our struggle. Join us as we unite with the people of Hollis in this fight.
07 MAY 7PM :: Hollis Presbyterian Church :: 100-50 196th St., Hollis, Queens, NYC
Directions: F to 169th St. Q2 bus to 104 Ave.