[act-ma] Wed 3/3 Forum: What to Do About Housing Foreclosures?

David O. Knuttunen webmaster at dsaboston.org
Mon Feb 22 16:02:21 PST 2010


Boston DSA, United for a Fair Economy and Dollars & Sense Forum:
WHAT TO DO ABOUT HOUSING FORECLOSURES?

Speakers:

Grace Ross - Former Green Party gubernatorial candidate, now challenging
Gov. Patrick in the Democratic Party Primary. Currently staffer for the
Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending (MAAPL), and author of the
forthcoming book, Main Street Smarts: who got us into this economic mess and
how we get through it...

Melonie Griffiths - Tenant and Economy Project Organizer for City Life-Vida
Urbana, the Jamaica Plain-based social justice organization which has been
organizing community members to resist evictions and save their homes.

Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston) - Co-sponsor SB1609, of one of the
MAAPL-supported bills, which would protect tenants from eviction in
fore-closed properties.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 7:00 P.M.
Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave., Boston
For directions to 33 Harrison 5th floor, visit www.encuentro5.org

We are facing a crisis of housing foreclosures in Massachusetts. In November
of '09 alone, there were 76% more foreclosures than in the same month a year
ago.  This wave of foreclosures is decimating whole communities, leaving
buildings empty and people without homes. 

Big banks get bailed out, but our government has done little to help working
people tricked into bad loans, who are now losing their homes to
foreclosure.  Is this fair?

Our forum will look at the way the greedy and unethical actions of the big
financial institutions help caused the global economic crisis, of which the
foreclosure crisis is only a part.  We will learn about efforts to pass
legislation to help people facing foreclosure, as well as the way people are
organizing in their communities to help themselves.  And we will learn what
we can do to help!

Free and open to the public.
Download PDF flyer at http://dsaboston.org/Flyer_100303.pdf

Sponsored by Boston Democratic Socialists of America, United for a Fair
Economy, and Dollars & Sense magazine.
DSA, P.O. Box 51356, Boston MA 02205 (617) 354-5078
Visit Boston DSA on the web @ www.dsaboston.org





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