Saturday, June 29, 2013

Community Cook Out Brings Neighbors Together In DeKalb


Today we held another community cookout at Toni Furman’s house. The last one was a smash hit with the neighborhood. Since then neighbors have been pouring forth sharing their housing justice struggles and joining in the movement!


Organizing in Toni’s neighborhood has been exciting. Each time another community member shares their struggle publically others feel inspired to do the same. Toni’s crisis and courage has drawn together her neighborhood in a way it’s never been before. People who didn’t know each other at all or very well have formed life long bonds over the last month. It’s been a real privilege to be a park of this exciting process.

Cenlar, the mortgage company that wrongly foreclosed on Toni has refused to open any line of communication with her community despite many attempts.

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