Free Film Screening, Friday October 30: Nora Jacobson’s Hoboken Waterfront Referendum
Hoboken Fair Housing Association proudly presents Nora Jacobson’s unreleased film documentary, “Hoboken Waterfront Referendum.”
HFHA proudly presents Nora Jacobson’s unreleased film documentary, “Hoboken Waterfront Referendum.”
This 45-minute documentary tells the story of Hoboken residents fighting to preserve their community from devastating over-development. It highlights both the universal and timeless story of ordinary citizens trying to organize and fight for their right to have a democratic say, through referendum, in a world where those with the money, in this case developers, normally win by using their money to shape the judicial and electoral process with lawyers and propaganda. The film demonstrates how citizens can use democracy to defend themselves.
After the film Nora will share her impressions of what she witnessed and how it shaped what she created. Although the events took place decades ago, as another election season is upon us, the importance of democracy and making our voices heard is still very relevant today. The citizens won the referendum election by just 12 votes underscoring how every vote truly does count.
At this event we will also discuss the upcoming city council election and its candidates. All it takes is an anti-rent-control councilman in your ward to roll back your rent-control protections.
THE DATE: Friday, October 30th, 7 p.m.
THE PLACE: The Community Church, 606 Garden street, corner of 6th and Garden.
A bit of history:
Below is the flyer that the residents campaigning to stop the port authority development project distributed to publicize the project. When you join us for a screening of Nora Jacobson’s unreleased documentary, you’ll see campaigners and activists in thefilm distributing this same exact flyer. Now you’ll know what it said.
As you can see, this was a very scary plan.
Please let us know you’ll be coming on our Facebook events page! https://www.facebook.com/events/714859741992237/ We look forward to seeing you at the Community Church, at the corner of 6th and Garden Streets in Hoboken, on October 30th.