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AFSC and Occupy take on the foreclosure crisis

In Atlanda, AFSC and the Occupy movement work together to protect homes from foreclosure. 

Hundreds converge in Greensboro: a community facing a foreclosure crisis!

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Carolina Theater March 14

Hundreds Converge upon the Carolina Theater in Downtown Greensboro, NC on March 14, 2012

Drum beats and chanting filled the air as dozens of protesters marched from Washington Street to their final destination at The Carolina Theater. There they converged with an eager crowd of supporters to celebrate the premier of a locally produced short film, “Let’s Lose Our House: A Modern Foreclosure Tale.”

Youth Leadership to be Celebrated at MLK Day Event

What do foreclosure prevention, civil rights activism, and youth leadership have in common?  Residents of Western Massachusetts will have the chance to find out on Monday, January 16, when AFSC hosts its 28th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration in Northampton, MA.

Among the speakers will be 14 year old Kalimah Dunwell.  When Kalimah’s parents lost the jobs they’d held for years, they also lost their home to foreclosure last year. After several months of unemployment, they both found work, but it seemed too late. The bank was ready to evict them.

Foreclosure on Bank of America

Friday, November 11, 2011 - 4:00pm

Bank of America is taking people’s homes through illegal and fraudulent foreclosure proceedings. At its core, the mortgage crisis was created by big banks playing fast and loose with our housing- we’re here to take it back and foreclose on the very institutions that would put us out of our homes!  Rally for a moratorium to end all foreclosures.  Bank of America on Green Valley Road.

Springfield, MA Holds Banks Accountable for Foreclosures

With a unanimous vote and a cheering crowd, the city council of Springfield, MA passed what is believed to be the strongest anti-foreclosure legislation in the country on August 22.   

Street Spirit April 2011

The April issue of Street Spirit is now out, on the streets and as a PDF on this website.  Sally Hindman, Sue Halpern, and Carol Denney write about Berkeley's responses to our homeless residents.  Linda Carson and AFSC staff Eric Moon on budget priorities in Sacramento, Whitney Gent and AFSC's Sandra Schwartz on priorities in Washington DC.  David Hartsough reviews Maxine Kaufman-Lacusta's Refusing to Be Enemies.  And articles by Michael Hubman, Norman Solomon, Judy Andreas, and T.J. Johnston, plus poetry.

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