Sherrye Calhoun's VICTORY Press Conference

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:00am
39 Aberdeen Street Atlanta
United States

Sherrye has won her home free and clear! There will be a press conference at her place on Tuesday April 9th at 11AM. Anyone that supported or took part in Sherrye's fight for her home is invited

Home Liberation 102


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In this next edition of Home Liberation, we bring you an exclusive interview with Michelene and Reneka, fresh from being released from Fulton County Detention Center. This interview covers the women's experience of becoming homeless (they prefer the term "Displaced"), bouncing from shelter to shelter, meeting the Occupy Our Homes Atlanta movement, liberating a local home, and then losing the home and being arrested. After a night in jail, the women were fired up and ready to tell their story. This is a classic example of everyday people finding themselves in an extraodinary situation, and finding support and strength from friends and strangers alike. This film runs 48 minutes.

Home Liberation 101


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Do you have a home, with heat, food, and indoor plumbing? Maybe you have a fireplace or a special room with a rec center. So many people in America have none of these things, but are trying to find ways to have the most basic housing. Michelene and Reneka are two women in Atlanta who were fed up with being homeless and bouncing between shelters in the city. With the help of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta, and support of a local church and residents in the Pittsburgh neighborhood, these two women and their two kids made history in Atlanta by liberating and moving into an abandoned home. Within days this unused house soon had lights, heat, water, food and toys for the kids all donated by local supporters. But within 6 days, Atlanta Police along with representatives from M&T Bank (the absentee owner) were evicting this family and arresting the women for trespassing. This show is a report on the eviction aftermath. It runs 30 minutes.

AGAINST FALSE PROMISES: A Few Thoughts on the BeltLine & Ongoing Gentrification in Atlanta


It is almost 6 A.M. on October 1, 2012. I am staring at the view outside my front door and find myself forced to document it. This is the perfect hour to do so. There's a silence that hangs in the air, accompanying the fog from last night's rain. I can't see as far as usual, but I don't miss the views of construction and in fact I want these sites to disappear with the fading of the fog.

Fannie Mae Don't Take My Home Away Part 2


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Welcome to part 2 of our report, Fannie Mae Don't Take My Home Away. In this report, you'll hear from people from around the South East who are dealing with home foreclosure, eviction and homelessness. The organizers of Occupy Our Homes Atlanta present a list of demands that they feel will help homeowners and neighborhoods hit hard by the housing bubble collapse. Despite being surrounded by police, people spoke clearly and powerfully about their experiences with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and other banks that refuse to negotiate re-structuring of their mortgages and help them keep their homes. After some well placed phone calls, building security finally took the letters and the demands that the demonstrators had requested be delivered to the Fannie Mae offices. Another small win for people fighting for their future. This film runs 51 minutes.

Elderly Woman Evicted From Her Home of 30 Years


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Sherry Calhoun was abruptly evicted from the house she had lived in for over 30 years.  She explains her situation, and ultimately decides to stay and fight for her home.

With the help of local activists and neigbhors, she has moved her belongings back inside and is occupying the house, despite threats from bank representatives.  More actions are planned to support Ms. Calhoun in her fight.

[VIDEO] Chase Sit In - Take Back the Block / Glen Iris Occupation


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This is a video of the mic-check and sit in executed at a Chase bank branch on February 10th, 2012 in defense of the Pittman Home.

Other articles on this event:

"8 Occupiers Arrested at Chase Bank"



"Brian Allen Solidarity: The Noise Demo"



"#F10: by Carmen Pittman"



"The Pittman Family Needs Support!"



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Anti-Foreclosure Cookout in the Old 4th Ward

Sat, 02/11/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Boulevard-Angier Park
Boulevard NE and Angier Ave NE
Atlanta, GA
United States

Since December 6th, 2011, the Pittman Family home on Glen Iris Dr in the Old 4th Ward has been occupied by Occupy Atlanta. The Pittmans were the victims of a predatory loan and have had their home of four generations foreclosed on. Occupiers have been organizing in the neighborhood by canvassing, fliering, and holding family friendly cookouts.

Saturday February 11th, 2012 will be our second cookout, this time in the park at the corner of Angier and Boulevard. There will be free food and childcare provided! This is an opportunity for activists and community members to meet and build connections. Bring a dish, bring an instrument, bring your kids, and have fun while defending against foreclosure and eviction!

Follow the Glen Iris occupation on facebook:

Occupy Glen Iris https://www.facebook.com/groups/277314758982811/

Twitter: @occupygleniris

Anti-foreclosure/eviction Rally and Cookout

Sat, 01/14/2012 - 4:00pm
404 Glen Iris Atlanta, GA
United States

Members, supporters and friends of Occupy Atlanta have been protecting the home at 404 Glen Iris for the past month. The family is currently living under the threat of eviction, which is expected to happen any day now. Come out to show communal support!


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