December 11, 2012

Foreclosures - Action Alert, New Poster

Message from We are Oregon: 

The foreclosure crisis is complicated and confusing. Sometimes it feels too big to wrap our heads around. That's why we jumped at the chance to partner with the Dill Pickle Club and comic artist Jesse Reklaw to bring foreclosure fighters another resource.

This Saturday we are excited to unveil "Don't Move Out! Foreclosure Resistance in Portland" a fold-out comic poster featuring the stories of three homeowners who are currently resisting foreclosure and eviction.

The poster sheds light on the housing crisis and how families are fighting back by staying in their home and resisting eviction with the help of their community.

On Saturday, December 15th, we will release thousands of the full-color oversized posters 40" x 26" which will be distributed for free to property owners facing evictions, as well as made available in libraries, small businesses and community gathering places.

The poster, which unfolds in a map-style layout, is intricately illustrated by comic artist Jesse Reklaw, and is translated in Spanish on the back. The poster will be available online as a pdf on Dill Pickle Club's website after December 15th. Check our Facebook page for a link.

The piece is funded by a grant from Sappi Fine Paper's Ideas That Matter grant program.
The release event will be held at the home of Alicia Jackson in NE Portland. Jackson, who is featured in the poster, moved back into her home with community support on May 1st of this year, and remains in her home resisting her foreclosure. The event will feature a short program, with talks by the artist, people who are resisting foreclosure and partnering organizations.
Voodoo Donuts and Courier Coffee will provide refreshments.

Join us on Saturday, December 15th, from 1-3pm 523 NE Bryant St., the home of Alicia Jackson.

In Solidarity,
Angela MacWhinnie
We Are Oregon

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