We’ve traveled the globe to record the voices of people who are standing up for their right to a home. Join us to celebrate the official launch of:
A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home by Laura Gottesdiener
Home: a musical conversation on the global fight for housing produced by Housing is a Human Right & Nomadic Wax, in association with the Cornel West theory.
THURSDAY, August 15
37 Main St, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Featuring DJ Boo + Live Performances by John Wesley Moon of Cornel West theory, Hired Gun, Avalon the Dawn and Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai
Presented by Housing is a Human Right, Nomadic Wax, Zuccotti Park Press, Waging Nonviolence, AlterNet, NESRI, Good Old Lower East Side, Essential Information, powerhouse Arena, and Adelante Alliance
About A Dream Foreclosed
Published by Zuccotti Park Press and inspired by a series of articles written for the online magazine Waging Nonviolence, A Dream Foreclosed traces the lives of four families as they weather the worst of the economic crisis and help catalyze a national movement to make housing a human right. Through interviews from leading housing experts, activist lawyers and families fighting foreclosure and eviction, the book takes a piercing look at economic and racial injustice — as well as an inspiring vision of the potential to fight back against, and re-imagine, this system. Bestselling author Naomi Klein calls it “an inspiring book,” while Ralph Nadar writes, “Laura Gottesdiener has the acute eye and pen of a progressive star with extraordinary talent. Her words should grip you with motivational indignation.”
Original verses and tracks from a global cast of artists are woven together with first-person testimonies of people who are standing up for their right to housing, from the United States to South Africa. Seamlessly mixed together by DJ Boo, with the production of political hip hop heavyweights the Cornel West theory, the mixtape offers an intimate glimpse into the perspective of everyday people fighting for their homes. Produced by NomadicWax and Housing is a Human Right, in association with the Cornel West theory.