In collaboration with several grassroots groups and organizations, the public display pays tribute to communities at the forefront of the threat of displacement. These community groups and organizations aim to defend and empower individuals and communities that are being uprooted by forces of:
• Gentrification and economic inequities,
• Predatory policies Broken Windows and Stop and Frisk,
• Mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex,
• Immigration enforcement and the deportation machine,
• Climate Change and Environmental hazards.
The exhibit will be on display from October 5th – 19th, 2014 at Local Project, a Long Island City’s collaborative community artist space.
Formally housed inside the graffiti mecca of 5 Pointz, Local Project’s connection to displacement hits close to home. It is an honor and a commitment of Local Project to utilize art to shine light on issues that are important to the community!
Gallery Hours: Weds-Sat, 1-7pm
One of our PPM-MPP members will be showcasing 8 images that portray how poor and working class people of color in Kingsbridge Heights in the Bronx are facing the threat of gentrification due to the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory, which will soon become the largest ice skating center in the world. This is also where we are organizing tenants, students, and community members not only against gentrification but also for Popular Control, in order to achieve Fundamental Social Change.
The photos will also be up for sale, so come support the artists!
WHEN: Sunday October 5, @ 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Reception starts at 2PM
The exhibit will be on display from October 5th – 19th, 2014 at Local Project.
WHERE: Local Project - 11-27 44th Rd, Long Island City (Queens) New York 11101
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EL DERECHO A PERMANECER
Resistiendo el Desplazamiento de Comunidades en NYC
Esta exposición nos lleva por la ciudad de Nueva York, revelando la complejidad del desplazamiento poblacional en varios barrios al mostrar los rostros de la hermosa gente que lucha por el Derecho a Permanecer en sus comunidades.