Anti-Gentrification Block Party
Mission District, 16th and Mission BART Plaza
Sunday, May 5th, 1pm
In the last several decades, thousands of people have been displaced from the Mission District due to evictions, high rents, rising cost of living, transportation costs, and a lack of access to employment and education. In the last several years, rent for many has almost doubled. This Cinco de Mayo, (May 5th), join with Mission residents to speak out and gather to build a culture of resistance against gentrification in San Francisco and beyond.
Rally Support for In the Works Facing Eviction!
Our friends at ITW (intheworkssf.wordpress.com) are currently facing eviction from their building, after a new landlord, Rick Holman, has purchased the property. As they stated recently, “Rick Holman, a previous Bank of America executive, and his wife, Toby Levy, are long time gentry…Rick is a financier and businessman and Toby owns Levy Design Partners, an architectural firm. Rick finds, finances, buys, then evicts, and Toby comes in to design the new street level commercial and 2nd and above level condominiums.” They went on to state in another statement: “Rick Holman is currently collecting soil samples from 60 feet under the building, indicating that he is interested in building a parking garage for a new condo development. We cannot allow another block in the Mission to be gentrified.” Please come out to the block party to rally support for ITW and let them know they are not alone as they begin their fight to save their home.
*Free Food! Pizzas donated by Arizmendi, tacos and other delights by Food Not Bombs.
*Live Music performances by Tommi (Housing Rights Committee), MC Lovell (Anarcho hip-hop Oakland), Eddie Falcon (Anarcho hip-hop SF)
*Live Poetry performances by Dee Allen and the Po’ Poets
*Guest Speakers includes members of the Housing Rights Committee, POOR News, Homes Not Jails, and more!
*Free literature booths by local groups
*GOOGLE BUS PINATAS!
Fiesta Popular Contra el Desplazamiento
Cinco de Mayo, 1pm
16th & Mission, BART Plaza
En las ultimas decadas, miles de personas han sido desplazadas de la Misión debido a los desalojos, rentas altas, el aumento del costo de vida y del transporte, y la falta de acceso al empleo y la educación. Para muchos la renta ya casi se ha duplicado. Este Cinco de Mayo, acompaña a varios residentes de la Misión en una fiesta comunitaria para desarollar una cultura de resistencia contra el desplazamiento en San Francisco.
Add yourself to the facebook event!: http://www.facebook.com/events/165110990318440/