On July 10th, over 200 members of ONE DC and supporters of affordable housing occupied a vacant city-owned lot at 7th & R St NW just north of downtown Washington, DC. The lot is known as Parcel 42, and has been the target of tenant leaders in the Shaw neighborhood for almost ten years, who have waged a long campaign to get the city to finance new, permanently-affordable apartments at the site. Almost three years after the current mayor promised a quick groundbreaking, and fed up with broken promises, neighborhood leaders decided to take action. A week later Tent City DC continues to blossom into an intentional community bigger and more vibrant than the organizers had hoped, hosting artists, musicians, film screenings, and even kids playing vacant-lot-racquetball.
To keep up with the campaign or find out how you can get involved visit: http://tentcitydc.wordpress.com and http://www.onedconline.org.
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Waging Nonviolence is hiring a writer to interview leading movement figures and analysts and produce one Q&A-style article per week. The writer will work with our small editorial team to identify the interview subject each week. For the most part, we’ll be looking to hear from activists, organizers and scholars who can shed light on… More
Are there any famous CASA advocates? Or any famous people that were involved with CASA?