Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Shantytown Naming Ceremony


Take Back the Land invites all to the Shantytown Naming Ceremony on Thursday, November 16, 2006 at 6:00PM, at the Shantytown on 62nd St. and NW 17th Ave. in the Liberty City section of Miami. There will be free food and fun as we give name to the land we liberated.

A group of organizations and individuals took control over the publicly owned lot on Monday, October 23, 2006. Since then, a full Shantytown has been built, providing food and housing for the homeless, using public land for public good and doing what local governments have been unwilling to do themselves. The take-over was planned after years of government neglect and corruption conspired to exacerbate gentrification and a serious housing crisis in South Florida. Local governments have been non-responsive to community demands for affordable and low-income housing, and so, Take Back the Land took matters into their own hands.

All are welcome to meet the residents and neighbors on this community land. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Visit our blog for more information at:


Max Rameau
Center for Pan-African Development


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