The Waterfront Project is proud to announce the sponsorship screening of “Rabble Rousers: Frances Goldin and the Fight for Cooper Square,” at the Bethune Center on October 12th, at 7:00 pm.
Rabble Rousers tells the remarkable story of the community’s successful battle for housing rights through the eyes of unflinching radical activist, Frances Goldin. Goldin’s legacy is one of pragmatism in neighborhood planning.
The documentary covers fifty years of political struggle of the Cooper Square community and what they endured to save their neighborhood. The CSC’s initial battle started with Robert Moses’s urban renewal project that would have displaced 97% of working-class residents to create middle to upper-income housing. For the next fifty-three years, the CSC fought the real estate industry, city officials, and several social scourges that could have easily destroyed their community, but because of their tenacity and persistence, they WON! The documentary not only details the battle to save Cooper Square but also tells the story of radical activist Frances Goldin and her allies’ efforts to protect their community.
Join us for a chat after the film focusing on: The Housing & Legal Panel to discuss your rights as a renter in New Jersey featuring: Carol Sainthilaire, Executive Director WFP, Lissette Diaz, ESQ Legal Director WFP, and Isaac Jiménez of RTCJC
Complimentary Drinks and Light Snacks will be provided.
The event is free, however, you must RSVP: https://rabblerousersdoc.eventcube.io/events/50829/rabble-rousers-frances-goldin-and-the-fight-for-cooper-square/