[sudo-discuss] [omni-consensus] Fwd: urgent call to action from The Village!!!! please share with your networks!
Julian Francis Park
julianfrancispark at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 15:41:30 PDT 2018
Thank you for sharing this Jenny. I have forwarded it to the Defend Aunti
Frances group and am seeking BAPS consensus to endorse.
On Mar 14, 2018 3:06 PM, "Jenny Ryan" <tunabananas at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Village has been informed that their first site is slated for seismic
> retrofit of the overpass their camp is under, requiring the area to be
> cleared by November. They are demanding the city find 4 new parcels for
> Villages. They're having a press conference on Friday and requesting
> endorsements from organizations - please check with your collectives and
> reply to this thread if you choose to support. Will discuss at Delegates
> Meeting tmrw.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "anita de asis" <maowunyo at gmail.com>
> Date: Mar 8, 2018 23:54
> Subject: urgent call to action from The Village!!!! please share with your
> To: "anita de asis" <maowunyo at gmail.com>
> greeting friends, family, allies, and supporters.
> as you may know, The Village in Oakland was granted the land at e 12th and
> 23rd ave on oct 5, 2017 to manage an autonomous, community led program of
> temporary emergency housing and services for the duration of the shelter
> crisis declaration - which we estimate will be at least 6 years if not
> but in usual undermining form, the city is now forcing us to move off the
> land by this november 2018 because cal trans and dept of transportation
> will be demolishing the overpass that spans across the western side of the
> parcel. according to the dept of transporation, this plan has been on the
> books for the past 10 years
> due to their total incompetence, we are negotiating for four new parcels
> of land with the CIty Administration. And we will continue to build homes
> and fill this current parcel up because 1. people needs homes and 2. all
> our homes are designed to be forklifted. so once the city offers us new
> parcels of lands that we can keep for the span of the shelter crisis
> declaration, we will forklift them to those lands
> also - two of our village leaders and residents were arrested for assault
> and battery two weeks ago when they were defending themselves and the
> encampment from a known predator. please read the attached statement from
> the village and our legal team lead by attorney Walter Riley.
> we are asking that those of you with an organization, faith based
> institution or coalition etc please sign on to this statement as endorsers.
> please contact me to let me know if your group will endorse us.
> also, we be having a press conference and rally on the day the trial
> starts Friday, March 16th 8:00 am in front of wiley manuel courthouse on
> washington and 7th
> its unbelieveable how much ill will, obstruction and attempted destruction
> the city administration engages in to keep us from simply helping our most
> vulnerable neighbors.
> lets get homes for all,
> - needa
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