Thursday, May 29, 2008

"Postcards from Charlottesville," Show #8

I was very pleased to have my good friend and fellow housing activist Joy Johnson as my guest on this month's show, along with Deirdre Gilmore (current Board Chair of PHAR). Joy tells us how she went from a child growing up in Kingston, Jamaica to a nationally-recognized public housing resident leader; she and DeeDee both discuss how public housing residents in Charlottesville have gotten involved in improving their own communities through collective action. "People gave their lives for us to be able to speak up," says Joy, "and I just think that we should exercise that right." Indeed.

The episode premieres this Friday at 7:00pm on Charlottesville Public Access (Channel 13). To view it on-line, click here:

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