Emergency Press Conference with Families who have received April 6th Deadline at Temporary Shelter and Need Housing and Reparations
West Oakland Fire Victim Families, Elders and Children Have Nowhere to go
When 2pm Tuesday, April 4th
“All fire victims will have to leave the “temporary shelter” with or without any money or housing on April 6th,” reported Audrey Candy Corn, POOR Magazine reporter, single mama of 3 and founder of TAZ clothing company who has been on the ground from Day 1 standing , advocating and caring for all the low-income families who lost everything they had in the West Oakland Fire of last week that displaced over 150 people and killed four.
Since the first day following the fire the low-income, disabled children and adults, all Black and Brown, who were already poor before the fire, have been neglected, forgotten, criminalized, poverty Gansta-Pimped and/ or lied to by a stream of Old- School Big Non-profit poverty industries. Some people have made the connection between the Ghost Ship fire and this fire, and the glaringly obvious ways that poor folks of color and disabled folks are consistently criminalized, predated on and lied to because of the very things we had going on before crisis hits us. In ghost ship there were vigils, investigations and endless media attention. In this fire, confusion, case-manglement, empty promises, lost money and jail-like conditions at the temporary shelter are the norm.
Folks are about to displaced on Thursday, april 6th with no real money or support or housing, just a lot of pamphlets and case-manglement.
Please come through to this press conference to hear the voices of the individual impacted families who have lost their lives and their actual need for housing and/or financial support
If folks want to help, victims are asking not for food or clothes or toiletries but for a direct donation of cash money or gift cards that can be distributed directly to the families.