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Photo Exhibit and Panel Discussion: Occupy Wall Street's Homeless Protesters
Picture the Homeless is excited to invite you to a photo exhibit featuring photos OF and BY homeless protesters involved with the Occupy Wall Street Movement, and the encampment at Zuccotti Park.
Wall space at the Austrian Cultural Forum was donated to us by the international artist collective WochenKlausur, as part of the Our Haus exhibition. WochenKlausur is sharing its space with organizations, associations, interest groups and activists dealing with issues of housing and urban built environment in New York City. The program will feature Center for Urban Pedagogy, Change Administration, Chashama, Green Guerrillas, Transportation Alternatives, CAAAV, Not an Alternative, Occupy Movement, Picture the Homeless and Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Almost as soon as the Occupy movement seized hold of the popular imagination, the mainstream media began to exploit negative stereotypes about homeless people to discredit the Occupiers, stating that the Occupy sites were unsafe, filthy, and overrun with mentally-ill substance-abusing homeless people. But instead of outside infiltrators, homeless people have been intimately involved in the work of Occupy from the start - because homeless people know better than anyone what's wrong with the current state of economic inequality, and homeless people have long been subject to the same opposition that the Occupy movement has incurred (media stigmatization, police violence, political indifference). Hosted by Picture the Homeless, Occupy Wall Street's Homeless Protesters is a look at this involvement, through the images and words and art of homeless Occupiers, culminating in a panel discussion on June 22nd, at 5PM, by Occupy spokespeople, homeless activists, and others.
The Austrian Cultural Forum is located at 11 East 52nd Street, off of 5th Avenue.
11 east 52nd street new york, ny 10022 t 212.319.5300 x42 f 212.644.8660
11 east 52nd street
new york, ny 10022
t 212.319.5300 x42