Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Umoja Village Shantytown Holiday Dinner


On Thursday, November 23, 2006, beginning at 3:00pm, the Umoja Village Shantytown will host our Umoja Dinner. The event will be held at the Shantytown, located at 6201 NW 17th Ave. in the Liberty City section of Miami. The dinner will feed residents of the shantytown as well as neighbors from the Liberty City area.

Friends and supporters of the Umoja Village Shantytown are also invited to join for food, friends and fun.

In response to gentrification and the severe housing crisis, several organizations and individuals took control over a vacant lot on October 23rd 2006. Since then, the group has built a shantytown- later named Umoja Village- on the corner of 62nd St. and NW 17th Ave. The shantytown currenlty houses between 25 and 30 people and provides food every night. The shantytown was constructed and is maintained through volunteer labor and donations.

For the Umoja Dinner, we are still in need of donations of side dishes- such as macaroni and cheese, rice, potato salad, corn bread, etc. So, please make donations at the shantytown before 3:00pm on Thursday.

We are always in need of blankets; twin sized mattresses; water; food; clothes; shoes; 2 x 4 wood; plywood; coolers; ice; soap; and other items needed to run a household and a city. Direct financial contributions can be made via paypal by following this link:

Thank you in advance for your support.


Max Rameau
Center for Pan-African Development
Take Back the Land


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