Join us for this Field Day 2017 in Hunts Point/Longwood event:
HOUSING NOT WAREHOUSING! NEIGHBORHOOD WALK
with Picture the Homeless and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra
Saturday, September 30, 3-4:30 PM
Starts at Marcus Garvey Park, Enter at W. 120th St. & Mt. Morris Park W.
The walk will focus on the role of vacant property in East Harlem, past and present, and highlight the neighborhood’s rich and impactful history of housing organizing. Whether through urban renewal programs that were never completed, or through the warehousing of vacant buildings by private landlords and speculators, the tour will highlight the ways in which big real estate, elected officials, and urban planners have been “banking on vacancy” in East Harlem for decades. Each stop along the tour will be feature a special performance.
This tour for anyone who wants to see what visionary, community-led urban planning can look like in the city of New York and who wants to be a part of a fun and dynamic, arts-based visioning process to open the channels and reimagine what is possible on New York City’s vacant lots!
About the partners
Picture the Homeless is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people, who organizes for social justice on issues like housing, police brutality.
The Rude Mechanical Orchestra is a 30-odd-piece New York City radical marching band and dance troupe. Through music and performance, RMO strives to support people and communities working for social justice. They play protests, demonstrations, direct actions, picket lines, marches, benefits and events for good causes. We function as a democratic collective through consensus-based decision-making.