Virtual Listening Party & Community Conversation: The History & Future of Housing in Hudson and Catskill, Oct 21

Join the Hudson Area Library and Oral History Summer School on Thursday, October 21, for a virtual community listening party on the history and future of housing in Hudson as lived, felt and envisioned by area residents and local organizers.

Between short housing-related narratives excerpted from the Community Library of Voice and Sound, three community members will introduce their interests and questions, in order to lead our community conversation:

Urban geographer Sara Black (Hudson Community Development and Planning Agency) will discuss the legacy of urban renewal in Hudson as well as future opportunities for Hudson with the founding of a Housing Trust Fund.

Photographer and High School student Dezjuan Smith will share his perspective on the intersection of Housing and Education.

HCHC President, Organizer and Educator Claire Cousin (HCHC, HHA) will share the recent work and current priorities of the Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition, a Black-led initiative that empowers public housing and low-income tenants to fight for housing justice.

We invite the community to come with your questions, testimony and visions. We will also discuss the reasons we record stories about housing and how these stories can be used to problem-solve, galvanize and intervene.


This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries grant. To learn more about IMLS, visit www.imls.gov.

COST/REGISTRATION: Free and open to the public.
To register and receive the Zoom link, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,

Hudson, NY 12534

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