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Who is for Tenants?

Featuring Holden Taylor, nicolas vargas, Esteban Girón, Khadija Haynes, Isaac KD, Joel Feingold, Johnny Grima aka Ramza, Cea Weaver, and Frank Morales.

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Organizer at Brooklyn Eviction Defense Holden Taylor hosts a conversation with organizers nicolas vargas, Esteban Girón, Khadija Haynes, Isaac KD, Joel Feingold, Johnny Grima aka Ramza; Housing 4 All coordinator Cea Weaver; and housing movement leader Frank Morales. We conclude with a poetry reading by Joselia Rebekah Hughes.

In this talk

Read ‘Who is for Tenants? Towards a City-Wide Tenant Union’ in the Brooklyn Rail’s Jul-Aug 2022 issue

Holden Taylor

Photo of Holden Taylor
An organizer with Brooklyn Eviction Defense, Holden Taylor is a proud member of the Crown Heights Tenant Union, a Marxist Unity Group (a Democratic Socialists of America caucus) member and, an adjunct professor and a PhD candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center studying housing financialization and political economy.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Joselia Rebekah Hughes reading.

Joselia Rebekah Hughes

A photo of Joselia Rebekah Hughes, an Afro-Caribbean person in a white T shirt and yellow hat, glasses and red lipstick, body titled slightly, in front of a green hued background.
Bronx-based Joselia Rebekah Hughes is a disabled Afro-Caribbean writer, artist, and educator. She is a poetry editor at Apogee Journal. Joselia’s work hops in the lineage of Black disabled aesthetics and linguistics of access. She uses wordplay, oral traditions, and the archetype of The Fool as measures to question and provoke societal perceptions and values regarding chronic illness, Madness, neurodivergence, and disability. She’s shared work at the Institute of Contemporary Art: VCU, Lincoln Center, MoMA, Leslie Lohman Museum, Bard, Swarthmore, Whitney Museum, and elsewhere. Her writing has been published or is forthcoming in Apogee Journal, Massachusetts Review, The Poetry Project, Split This Rock, Ocean State Review, and elsewhere.

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Who is for Tenants?

Featuring Holden Taylor, nicolas vargas, Esteban Girón, Khadija Haynes, Isaac KD, Joel Feingold, Johnny Grima aka Ramza, Cea Weaver, and Frank Morales.

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