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Carey Found Housing.

Thank You R2DToo
By Carey W

I would like to thank Right 2 Dream Too for the years they have given me the support and shelter I have needed before I obtained my current housing.
The different people that I have met over the years has shown me that no matter what you did in the past, you too can end up housless.
I would like to take this time to thank Ib, for it was him that told me not to let others judge me for who I am. To all those still at R2DToo, keep your head up for when it is your time too you will find housing.

Carey Recently found housing. We are happy for you and wish you the best.

Feb 28, 2013

Hasan Salaam visits Right 2 Dream Too Emcee and Educator, NJ Musician and Organizer.  Hasan has been on a lecture tour in the Pacific Northwest educating  people of black culture and black resistance.  His lectures series “From Spirituals to Hip Hop” along side our one and only beautiful Walidah Imarisha.  Imarisha is a writer, educator, organizer and performance poet.  She has taught in the Portland State University’s Black Studies Department, Oregon State University’s Women’s Studies Department and Southern New Hampshire University’s English Department.  Special thanks to Walidah for organizing and bringing Hasan to the Pacific Northwest.

Hasan took a quick but memorable detour from his lectures to visit Right 2 Dream Too.  Many eager dreamers were awaiting his arrival.  One dreamer asked “Will he perform something for us?” Me: If you ask him I’m sure he will….”(she did ask… to be continue later below)

Lisa started off the tour explaining the rules and security.  We showed him the kitchen, where Marty explained his love for cooking and taking care of the dreamers’ stomachs.  We then showed him the learning center, donation center and dreamers’ area. Lastly, we took him to our famous wall of doors.  Hasan also purchased a door and will have an artistic friend come and paint it for him. We will keep you posted on the pics of that soon.   We ended up in front of Right 2 Dream Too where Hasan performed a few of his songs. Hasan performed a song called “Someplace” off his Children of God album which talks about gentrification and finding a place to call home.

“I’m looking for somewhere to go

Someplace that feels like home

Something I could call my own

I need some Peace of mind”

Lastly, the event ended with Clarence and Hasan performing a duet together. Our amazing friend Anne Lafleur said “A highlight for me was when Clarence and Hasan did a duet outside R2DToo to music out of my car stereo. Too much fun. Oh and seeing Jason in a suit. That was good too. Wish I had my camera.”

Hasan signed autographs before having to run to his next lecture at Lewis and Clark College.

We want to thank Hasan for stopping by and helping with the movement. Continue to do what you do and continue to be a blessing in the community. We wish you the best and hope to see you again in the near future.  Stay tuned for the interview soon. | Bookings: |


At the F27 (February 27) rally, Three veterans from H.A.H.A (Homeless Against Homelessness in America) testified at City Council 9:30am Wednesday meeting. H.A.H.A., Right 2 Survive, and Right 2 Dream Too call for the creation of more low cost, self-managed rest areas like Right 2 Dream Too.  We started off at right to dream too marched o city hall with H.A.H.A. leading the way through the street marching and chanting.

Wade Varner gave a pep talk to ralliers before we descended into the city chambers, where the founders of H.A.H.A addressed the council members. While the last person spoke members from Right 2 Survive and Dreamers from Right 2 Dream Too, organizers and dreamers hung shamrock streamers from the balcony. Chanting as they left ”House keys not handcuffs.”  The chambers leaving security to hastily remove to colorful streamers! Hundreds of shamrocks were filled with positive messaging from dreamers that said; Solidarity, community, love, trust, safety, sleep, etc… A large bucket also filled with shamrock messages was delivered to Charlie Hall’s office before we reconvened outside. Lisa Fay MCee’d the speakers; the message was the need for more places like Dignity Village and support for Right 2 dream Too. No one deserves to be without a shelter. Before marching back down to R2DTOO, Wade announced that everyone was welcome to join us there for a hot meal. And a delicious meal it was!

See you all next month Mark you calendars March 20, 2013 Same place Same time. Starting at Right 2 dream too @ 8:30.

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on the 20th of august starting at 900 pm -right 2 survive is having a fundraiser we so hope to see you there its at autonomy which is on nw 4th and everett kitty corner from magic a go go- there will be spoken word hip hop a dj and tons o fun- at right 2 survive we are on the front lines and often run short of things necessary out here- we are trying to raise funds so we have some sort of operating base-with which to provide some basics to the people who most need it- bottom line its gonna be a really kewl night of fun that benifits an entire community through r2s

Mass sit in demands the Right to Return for former St. Bernard Housing Project Residents

forcibly removed after Hurricane Katrina

Friday, May 28, 2010, 2:00pm- At approximately 1:30pm, the Survivors Village organization stormed and sat in at the offices of the Columbia Village apartments today. The complex sits on top of the land of what used to be the St. Bernard public housing complex. The complex was destroyed after Hurricane Katrina and all 1,500 families were removed. The new units are primarily market rate housing with approximately 130 set aside for public housing.

Police on the scene were attempting to decide what to do: continue to allow Survivors Village to protest or arrest them for trespassing on what is still public land. Almost 100 protesters are in the lobby. Video and pictures will be up soon on

The protest is part of Survivor’s Village Right to Return Weekend, during which the organization asserts the unconditional right of return for all public housing residents forcibly relocated by Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent public policy actions of the local and state governments.

Right to Return Weekend continues on Saturday, May 29th with a protest against land grabs and on Sunday, May 30th to demand an end to homelessness. Both action begin at 9:00am on the 3800 block of St. Bernard Ave. in St. Bernard Parish.

Survivor’s Village is an autonomous organization affiliated with the Take Back the Land Movement (TBLM). TBLM is a network of local organizations dedicated to demanding people’s fundamental human right to housing housing and community control over land.

For more information about Survivors Village, visit For more information about the Take Back the Land Movement visit