Eviction Free San Francisco started its protest today of the eviction of roommates Patricia Kerman and Thomas Rapp by handing out leaflets outside the landlord’s office on 22nd Street near Bartlett and at the 24th Street Mission BART Station.
Most people walking by took the leaflets and a few stopped to express their support.
Both Patricia Kerman and Thomas Rapp helped to hand out the flyers that urged people to call, email and fax Dattani to stop their evictions.
The flyers also invited people to the protest today at 5:30 p.m. and another on Saturday. Dattani’s office was closed today.
Also, here’s a story for more context on Patricia Kerman and her roommate.
Displacement is an elusive subject to study. As Rutgers University researchers Kathe Newman and Elvin Wyly observed in a paper on gentrification in New York, “Displaced residents have disappeared from the very places where researchers or census-takers go to look for them.” For the moment, the only way to understand the forces transforming San Francisco’s neighborhoods is through stories like Kerman’s, told by residents who still occupy, however briefly, the disappearing communities of America’s booming tech metropolis. MORE HERE