A CONVERSATION WITH HOUSING ACTIVIST
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022, 5:30-6:30 PM
DOROTHY HIRSHON SUITE, ARNHOLD HALL, ROOM I-203
55 WEST 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY
Housing activist Frank Morales is an advocate of “the direct action approach,” which is “securing a place to live by seizing, renovating and defending it.” He began squatting in the South Bronx during the urban decay of the late ’70s when hundreds of buildings were left to ruin. Morales later moved to the Lower East Side, forming a loose community with fellow squatters as they worked to rebuild abandoned properties. Over the last two decades, he has supported homeless New Yorkers to build community and take action to win housing rights as a former housing organizer with Picture the Homeless and assisting various anti-eviction and housing groups, including the Brooklyn Eviction Defense. In this conversation, he will share his experiences and work building connections between community organizing, resistance, and solidarity with the poor.
This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
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