High Rise Stories

Another cool event is taking place at 80 Hanson Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn!  StoryCorps, one of the organizations that calls 80 Hanson home, has invited writer Audrey Petty to talk about High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing. The book, a collection of oral histories compiled and edited by Petty, is published by Voice of Witness, a non-profit organization founded by author David Eggers and physician/ human rights scholar Lola Vollen.

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In the book, former residents of Chicago’s iconic housing projects describe life in the now demolished high rises.  They share stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification.  Ms. Petty will share details on the making of the book and answer your questions about these local narratives that resonate far beyond Chicago.

The event tales place Friday, November 8 at 11am on the 4th floor of 80 Hanson Place.  To attend please RSVP to jlee@storycorps.org.  Your name will also be entered in a raffle for the book!

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