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The NY Leftover Bailout: Squatting time Sit-In

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12–5 pm

Special Event, Featured

Plastic roses on a derelict fire escape

Above:  Footage of the 1990's LES history

Against the backdrop of Loisaida, a set of three short documentaries by Sebastián Gutierrez about the Lower East Side squatting movement to be screened throughout the day, the NY Leftover Bailout weekend continues by addressing the need for affordable housing and the presence of diverse social groups within cities. Join Jeanne van Heeswijk, Marcel van der Meijs, and activists from the Lower East Side for a sit-in to share squatting stories, strategies, and analysis of spaces for formal and informal social interaction.

Among others, join Sebastián Gutierrez (filmmaker), Frank Morales (squatter, priest and housing activist), Hector Quintana (director, squatter), Paul Garin (art and media consultant), Marta Rosario and O4O (Organizing for Occupation) for this day-long event where rice and beans will be served in the afternoon by Adela's restaurant.

12 pm
Frank Morales (squatter, priest and housing activist)
The Spirit of Occupation/Foundations to Squat

1 pm   
Marlis Momber (photographer) Viva Loisaida, A Portrait
With live music

Free Lunch from ADELA’S
(Rice and Beans + Empanadas)

2 pm   
Paul Garin (Organizing for Occupation)
Cyber Planning O4O’s Eviction Watch Network

3 pm   
Hector Quintana (squatter)
Alphabet City Squatting Time 1990’s Footage

4 pm   
Sebastian Gutierrez (filmmaker)
Documenting the other Lower East Side – Loisaidatv

Image: courtesy Alphabet City Squatting Time by Hector Quintana

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