We Shall Not Be Moved to be featured at Chelsea Art Walk
Thanks to a partnership with the Chelsea City-Wide Tenants Association (CTA) and the Chelsea Collaborative, my multimedia exhibit about the foreclosure crisis, We Shall Not Be Moved, will be featured at this year’s Chelsea Art Walk, happening the weekend of June 11 and 12. The CTA brings together families facing foreclosure and eviction throughout Chelsea and the surrounding area to organize and support each other in their struggles to stay in their homes.
The story of CTA member Eglentina Lopez and her family will be featured as part of the exhibit. From an article in Spanish-language newspaper Primer Momento about the exhibit:
“Eglentina and her family became “Bank Tenants” after Fannie Mae foreclosed on the house where they live in January of 2010. For them, being bank tenants has meant an uncertainty of not knowing when or who will fix busted pipes or broken doors.
It has meant that one day a Texas company asks for rent, and the next day they receive an eviction notice. Eglentina is in an eternal fight against the bank to assure that her family isn’t evicted and while they remain at 64 Maverick Street, that they have a safe home. She knows that even though she can’t count on the government to help her with her apartment, she can always count on the support and the help of the Chelsea City-Wide Tenants Association, a group of renters and homeowners working to avoid foreclosures and evictions.”
Stop by the Chelsea Collaborative on Saturday, June 11, at 4 pm for a presentation including live testimonies from families facing foreclosure and eviction.