Release of FREEDOM NOW! this Sunday, January 15th at the Grammy Museum

Tommorow, January 15th is the release of Freedom Now!, a book that is highly recommended for those interested in joining the struggle for the Human Right to Housing.  Below is some information written by a dear friend of mine and one of the editors of the book, Christina Heatherton.
About Freedom Now!
Produced with the grassroots housing and social justice organization LA CAN (the Los Angeles Community Action Network), this book considers the struggles against eviction, gentrification, homelessness and the privatization of public housing. Drawing on the legacy of the Freedom Movement, Freedom Now! argues that these human rights struggles have been and continue to be constitutive of a struggle for a new society. Contributors include organizers such as Deborah Burton from LA CAN, J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, S’bu Zikode with Abahlali baseMjondolo a movement of South African Shack dwellers, artists like Chuck D from Public Enemy, as well as scholar-activists such as Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Mike Davis, Rhonda Williams, George Lipsitz, Gaye Theresa Johnson, and Daniel Martinez HoSang.

Release Party for Freedom Now!
The book will be released at a major event at the Grammy Museum (800 W. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA in the LA Live Complex) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10am. Chuck D will emcee the event and George Lipsitz, Gaye Theresa Johnson and Skid Row artists and organizers will speak about the human right to housing. The event will be a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), the organization with whom the book was produced. For tickets contact Becky Dennison at

For people who are not able to attend the release party but are interested in purchasing a copy, you can pre-order the book on Amazon by clicking HERE  Check out a preview of the book HERE

People interested in this book, will also love to get a copy of Downtown Blues: A Skid Row Reader which can be purchase on Amazon.  Freedom NOW! is the follow up to Downtown Blues.

This is a fundraiser for L.A. CAN so those who are not able to attend but are interested in supporting the great work of LA CAN please donate any amount by going to

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