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See what we've been working on!

Welcome to the first of our regular email updates in which we will keep you informed of our latest projects and events. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has been busy with a handful of projects including mapping the loss of public space in San Francisco, collecting oral histories of those impacted by gentrification throughout the Bay Area, creating our first zine We Are Here, painting a narrative-based mural Clarion Alley, and much more!

We'll go over some of our recent projects below in case you missed them.
Narratives of Displacement Map
Since January 2014, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project has been engaging in an oral history project, documenting the stories and lives of those dispossessed from their homes in the Bay Area. We have been gathering stories through community based research, and then geolocating them on an online interactive map.

Below are stories from Rio
Yañez and Theresa Flandrich, both anti-eviction activists who have been fighting displacement, featured on our map.
Rio Yañez’s family has resided in the Mission, in the same Victorian building, for 36 years. Here he is interviewed by Marko Muir and Karla Gallardo around his struggle to remain in his home as he and his family fight an impending eviction by a notorious serial evictor, Sergio Iantorno. Thanks to direct action and the work of the Community Land Trust, as of this past week, six Iantorno buildings are now off the market, meaning that now tenants across town including Rio's parents, Rene Yañez and his partner, Cynthia Wallis, along with his mother Yolanda Lopez, will no longer be evicted. View a video that Karla made of this interview here.
Theresa Flandrich, an anti-eviction activist who works with Senior and Disability Action, is in the midst of a long fight to remain in her home in North Beach. Here she is interviewed by Jin Zhu and Alexi Lacey, who also made this amazing video! Please join community members at a vigil against her eviction this Wednesday the 12th at 5:30pm at 1873 Stockton in North Beach. Bring candles, and ask her landlord Annlia Paganini Hill to drop the eviction. More info here.
We Are Here (Our Zine)
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is releasing its new zine project, We Are Here. The zine features a collection of oral history transcriptions, essays, poetry and images that reflect this moment in San Francisco history. It is for sale at Modern Times and other independent bookshops in the area. We also recently traveled to Detroit to present our oral history project and zine at the Allied Media Conference, which you can hear Karyn and Andrew reflect upon here.
Clarion Alley Mural
Artists with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project have teamed up with the Clarion Alley Mural Project to paint a 20 foot mural in Clarion Alley at Valencia Street. The mural depicts a rendering of the online map of no-fault evictions since 1997 and highlights the portraits of eight San Franciscans fighting their evictions. Viewers can call a phone number 415-319-6865 to hear stories of the people whose portraits are depicted on the mural.

Also featured is portrait of Alex Nieto, and a narrative by his parents Elvira and Refugio Nieto. Alex was killed by the SFPD in March 2014. A video of the mural dedication, organized by Carla Wojczuk and Eva Mas Silberstein and filmed by Peter Menchini can be viewed here. Also hear Carla, Erin, and Claudia Tirado (who is also featured on the map) reflect on the mural and housing crisis here.

Loss of Public Space: San Francisco
Upon a backdrop of San Francisco's commons, including streets, parks, rec centers, POPOS (privately owned public space), public schools, and libraries, the AEMP has detailed 21 stories across the city exhibiting the increased privatization, policing, and reduction of the commons. From the "Dropbox Dude" incident at Mission Playground to the takeover of public bus stops and parking meters by private tech companies, and from the increased policing of the 16th Street BART plaza to the condoization of Daggett Street, this map offers multiple examples of gentrification's impacts on public space.
Development and Displacement on Yerba Buena Island
As over 40 households face imminent eviction on Yerba Buena Island for 285 luxury condos to be built on city-owned land, we have created an interactive timeline to illuminate deeper histories of displacement and development on the island.

Want to come to a meeting?

We meet regularly in San Francisco and Oakland. The Oral History Project meets every second and fourth Wednesday at 7pm in the San Francisco Tenants Union (558 Capp St.). Our other project meetings alternate between Oakland and San Francisco on Monday evenings. Email us at if you would like to join.
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