Friday, October 16, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
This is the trailer for our first collaborative documentary with IndyVideo
(the video component of the Indypendent).
The Right to the City (RTTC) is a documentary about the New York coalition
of many groups which are giving a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt
the displacement of low-income people, LGBTQ, and youths of color from their
historic urban neighborhoods.The RTTC is a national alliance of racial, economic
and environmental justice organizations. Groups like Picture the Homeless, Make the
Road, Mothers on the Move... and also academics such as David Harvey are part
of the local movement.
The 28-minute documentary will come out soon.
Look for broadcast dates and information about local screenings
on our website in the next few weeks.
For more information check this out: http://www.righttothecity.org/
Friday, October 2, 2009
On Thursday, September 24th, 2009, members of Times Up! orchestrated a bike ride and “Funky Protest Cheese Party” at Union Square to protest the privatization and transformation of the park’s Pavilion into a private upscale restaurant, a plan proposed by Danny Meyer and the Union Square Partnership. Through funky dance, protestors interrupted the annual private “dinner” for supporters of the privatization of the Pavilion, a place that is considered a birthplace of the Labor Movement and a historically important site for Free Speech: it’s an idea that stinks!