by Victor Lopez, Intern - AFSC Office of the Carolinas
GREENSBORO, NC - March 14--Drum beats and chanting filled the air as dozens of protesters marched from Washington Street to their final destination at The Carolina Theater, in Greensboro, NC on March 14, 2012.
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.”
Let's Lose Our House is a smart and funny look at the often misunderstood roots of the housing crash. This short film follows the "all American family" from buying their first home to seeing it foreclosed on and shows how banks and the large financial industry destroyed peoples lives through fraudulent practices. This film was produced by the Foreclosure Working Group of Occupy Greensboro, North Carolina.
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.
Come join us for a Teach-In on race and the Occupy movement, with a specific focus on Occupy Greensboro.
Ed Whitfield, Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities, and Lamar Gibson, Coordinator of Fund Development for Greensboro's Interactive Resource Center, the city's only day shelter for the homeless, will share insights from their experiences around building an inclusive, just movement.
Join Occupy Greensboro this Friday as we express our commonalities with the bankers of our own city. The march will start at 4:15 at Wells Fargo on Greene St, make its way over to Bank of America, and then back to the Encampment at Festival Park, ending around 6:15.
AFSC members and other volunteers took part in an Occupy Greensboro presentation last week at New Garden Friends Meeting. The presentation, a part of New Garden Friends’ “First Day Forum,” was coordinated by Susan Ikenberry, an active member of the Greensboro community. Susan brought in Ann Lennon, our AFSC Area Coordinator, John Wright and Bobbie Sonner, Occupy Greensboro activists, and Chandlee White, another Occupy Greensboro supporter and participant.
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