DID YOU HEAR WHAT I HEARD? Housing Conservation District Review Committee Meeting, City Hall, New Orleans 2007
This issue is so core to our humanity, and the vitriolic hate for the people who once lived in the housing slated to be demolished by HUD/HANO makes it even more of an imperative for those who do care to help those who cannot help or speak for themselves.
The following are my perception's of what was being asked of the Housing Conservation District Review Committee. I'm not very politically plugged in so I don't know everyone's name, as such, I will not be able to credit each thought individually - it will be a collective of inspired thoughts expressed at the meeting.
"Let us remember the dignity of every human being".
"We are fighting to let people know that we are human beings."
"We are the people that helped build this city."
"We are United States Citizens, human beings, and we are trying to get home."
"Housing is a human right. Affordable housing is a human right. On Human Rights Day join with people struggling for housing and the right to return."
In the end... the historic brick buildings were demolished and put up in their places were less public housing units which the locals called "blow away" houses.