AFSC and Occupy take on the foreclosure crisis

In January, AFSC staff and Occupy Atlanta organizers mobilized to prevent the eviction of the congregation of the 108-year-old Higher Ground Empowerment Center, a church in the Vine City neighborhood.

That victory helped spur Occupy organizers nationwide to create Occupy Our Homes, which is fighting against wrongful home foreclosures and evictions. It was also the start of a series of successes protecting people’s rights to housing and free speech.

Stop Foreclosure Event in Raleigh

First in North Carolina,
Foreclosure Home Defense Occupation!

 Occupy Greensboro joins Occupy Raleigh to reclaim an evicted family’s  foreclosed home

APRIL 9, 9 AM 2633 Pebble Meadow Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610

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

 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.”

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.

Occupy Greensboro Press Release 11/23/11

10:00 AM


Contact the Media group, part of the General Assembly of Occupy Greensboro


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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